Elizabeth D'Haiti

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

"So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:8

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Where I serve

I am blessed to serve college students at Columbia University in New York City for a third year! Each day, my team and I commute uptown to the University.  On campus, you can find me leading Bible studies and hanging out at the Merton Institute (the Catholic students center on campus), meeting new people on Low Steps, or meeting with students at one of Columbia's many nearby coffee shops-- usually the Hungarian Pastry Shop :).  I'm so excited to begin my third year with this special community, and I'm grateful to have my teammates-- Liam, Zoe and Joe-- serving with me!

My Story

 As a missionary, my greatest desire is to walk with students toward a life of freedom and joy in 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! After years of striving, “perfectionism,” and feeling shame at my own failures, my time involved with FOCUS during college helped reveal to me the beauty of resting in God’s love for me. I realized it was crazy to continue letting feelings of unworthiness separate me from Him because He died on the cross precisely so that I can be closer to Him!  There were so many people in my college faith communities who pointed me toward this merciful love of God through their love for me. This helped me to decide that no matter what I’m doing, I want to spend the rest of my life following after Jesus and helping lead others to rest in Him as well. 

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 to journey 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.

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 …