Brianna French

Hey! My name's Brianna and I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

As a first-year missionary, I'm excited to jump into service at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut! 

My Story

Growing up in a Catholic home, I was surrounded by a deep sense of love and respect for our faith. Upon leaving for the U.S. Naval Academy, however, I grew increasingly lukewarm in it. While I prioritized physical fitness and mental fitness, I let my spiritual fitness wane, choosing to attend Mass and participate in the sacraments out of habit rather than a true desire. And while Catholic clubs kept my faith alive during college, I didn't come to truly fall in love with Jesus Christ and His Church until after graduation. It was then that I witnessed the fulfillment of the universal desire for "more" - my roommates (two FOCUS missionaries) found this in Christ Jesus. And then so did I. Several months later, upon entering basic officer training in the U.S. Marine Corps and then the fleet, I truly experienced the Church's vital need for evangelization.

Through my experiences in the military, I am convicted more than ever that my purpose in life is to help others discover who they are and what they are made for. As a campus missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world.  

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I have been blessed with the most amazing people who are willing to journey with me since I said "yes." If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you!

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