Emily Kennedy

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the University of Tulsa. You'll typically find me hanging out at the university cafe, the Newman Center, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)

My Story

My years at Louisiana State University were filled with good food, great football, and even greater people. These people showed me how to live a life fully alive through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether cheering on the Tigers, watching a Baton Rouge sunset, or swing-dancing in the street, I realized that moments were sweeter when they were shared

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I began my master’s in secondary education, excited for where the Lord was leading me. As I continued in my preparation, Jesus began tugging my heart in a different direction. After weeks debating my future and what God’s plan was for my life, I heard these words from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans (Rom 10:13-15):

“For ‘everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.’ But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘how beautiful the feet of those who preach the good news!’” 

It was in this Mass that I realized that the sweetness of moments shared paled in comparison to the sweetness of sharing the Gospel, sharing the person of Jesus 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'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 …