Emily Fentress

"I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth." Isaiah 49:6

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Where I serve

In August, I will be starting my second year at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey! I am excited to get back to campus, leading Bible Studies and mentoring girls in a life of discipleship. 


My Story

What were we made for? For what reason were we created? This is a question that has intrigued every man since the beginning of time. Throughout the centuries, people have tried to answer that question for themselves, turning toward the world of man to satisfy them. I tried to do the same, and like many others, ended up unsatisfied and hopeless. Still for many years I listened to the cacophony of the world, ignoring the still small voice of Christ.  

It was many years before I submitted my life to Christ and finally understood the purpose for which we were created. I learned finally what St. Ignatius said many years ago that "man was created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord and in this way to save his soul". 

As a missionary, I now want to share this truth with everyone I meet. Everyone should know that he or she was created for relationship with Christ, and that He wants to transform every soul that comes to Him. 

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.

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 …