Elisa Torres

Hello everyone! My name is Elisa, but some of you know me as Lissie,
& I am a FOCUS Missionary!

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. I feel extremely blessed & privileged to begin my journey walking alongside students there each and every day!

My Story

During my time as an undergraduate student at Temple University, a FOCUS missionary invited me to join her bible study. Saying “yes” to a bible study ultimately led me towards a deeper encounter with Jesus. This encounter completely transformed my life. I made incredible friends, experienced the faith in a new way, and began to share the faith with others. 

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 those around Him. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus. It is truly a gift to serve as a FOCUS Missionary.

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've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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.

Elisa Torres, Our Lady of Guadalupe, oil paint on wood panel, December 2019.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us! 

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …