Emily Sanchez

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve at Auburn University, The Loveliest Village on The Plains!  You'll typically find me hanging out at Auburn's infamous Coffee Cat shop, hanging around the Catholic Student Center, or hanging out on my front porch with a La Croix in hand with sweet friends! I am an extravert to the truest and love being with people all the time, and my love languages reflect it with quality time being #1 and words of affirmation coming in 2nd! I am always ready for an adventure but have also truly loved learning quiet time in prayer, or even just reading a good book with a cup of coffee. 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. :) War Eagle! 

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. In my own college experience I centered my life around the clubs, organizations, and productivity that I was able to do and it was never enough to feel complete. I was knee deep in relationships that always told me I needed to be a little more perfect and never was able to have freedom in just being. It was not until I met a FOCUS missionary that was genuinely eager to get to know me, the good and the bad that I was able to see Jesus's love for me, through the good and the bad. It was through genuine friendship, learning how to pray, and allowing myself to rest in the hands of God that I was able to finally experience freedom in being the person God created me to be, His daughter. 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. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus. 

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. Jesus has called each of us to be his missionaries and if I can play even just a small role in bringing one of His daughters to Him, my life is complete. I want his daughters to be able to be free in knowing that the God of our universe, the creator of everything has created each and everyone one of them to love them individually and that is enough! 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 …