Erin Sarotte

Hello! My name's Erin and I'm a FOCUS missionary. Welcome to my page!

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Where I serve

This past year, I served at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. It was there that I learned what it means to truly live out the New Evangelization of the Church by serving those who are already Catholic but yearning for a deeper relationship with Jesus. It was a very fruitful year of mission and I'm blessed to have had the opportunity to serve there. 

This year, I will be serving at California State University in Fullerton, California and I am excited to see what the Lord has in store! Although it will be very different from last year, I am ready to serve on a public campus and share the mission of Christ with these students.

My Story

I was born and raised Catholic and went to Catholic school all the way through high school. My faith was important to me, but I was missing a big part of it- having relationship with Jesus. Unlike many college students, I intensely grew closer to Christ in college. It was through my FOCUS Bible studies, my Catholic sorority, and the mentorship of FOCUS missionaries that I learned the true meaning of having a relationship with Jesus and what it looks like to live that out daily. I learned to share my testimony, the Gospel, and develop a prayer life. It opened my eyes to seeing God working in every situation in my life and allowed me to place my trust in Him. I developed a vision for spiritual multiplication and a zeal for souls. He allowed me to share this with others and spread His word in a culture that doesn’t want to hear it. 

After college, everyone expects you to find a full-time job in the field you just got a degree in. I think FOCUS is doing some of the most important work that can be done on this earth. I prayed about and discerned if Christ was calling me to this work for a couple years and said “yes” to Him. 

My first year as a missionary at Franciscan was probably the hardest year of my life. I learned that laboring for souls requires dying to yourself and trusting in Jesus. Despite the hardships, there was so much fruit born this past year. It is because of the authentic friendships I developed, the divine intimacy I grew in, and the spiritual multiplication that happened that I continue to be convicted of the mission of Christ and the mission of FOCUS.

Your Impact

Please join me in the pursuit of souls for Christ! My life was changed in college through the leadership and friendship of FOCUS missionaries and student leaders. I pray for strength as Christ leads me in mission as well. Your prayers and support make it possible to win the souls of college students for Christ in such an important time in their lives. Thank you very much in advance, and know that your support will not go unnoticed.

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 …