Gabriella Thomas

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

Acts 17:26-28

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve the beautiful souls at Harvard University for my first year on mission. I am so excited to share the love, joy, and peace of Christ on campus and to invite students into a personal relationship with Him.

Team Harvard 2022-2023!

My Story

I grew up in a Catholic family and was exposed to the faith at a very deep level from a young age due to my parents’ involvement in the Church and ministry. While I had such a profound experience of the faith, I never quite felt a personal relationship to Christ, and I didn't understand the Catholic faith and the Church to be an extension of His very heart. 

During my freshman year of college at UPenn, I was engaged in an utterly unfulfilling life. At the end of that year, sensing that something was missing from my life, I had a reversion and began intentionally praying and learning more about the faith. Still feeling as though something was missing, I joined a FOCUS bible study on campus that fall, and it changed my life. I became more involved in the Catholic community, and through the guidance of FOCUS missionaries fell deeply in love with Christ, and my desire to grow in faith was exponentially multiplied. 

Me with some of the women I led in Bible Study during my senior year!

Me and Emily - the FOCUS missionary who walked with me in the faith and became a dear friend during college! 

Your Impact

Towards the end of my junior year, I felt a deep desire on my heart for all the students around me to know who and whose they really are. I began to see the need for all people to know their worth and to live the beautiful life that the Lord has intended for us. Following the inspiring example of FOCUS missionaries before me, I felt called to apply and my conviction for mission has only multiplied since then.

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. If you are interested in partnering with me, please contact me at [email protected] or 215-359-7657, and I will schedule an appointment to share more about FOCUS and the work I will be doing. It would be an absolute honor to share in 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 …