Grace Estabrook

"Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." - John 15:5

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Where I serve

I am a first year missionary serving students at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland! Jesus radically changed the course of my life when I was a junior in college and I'd love to share my story with you sometime.

My Story

I grew up in a Christian home with two loving and faithful parents and a younger sister who had little doubt about God's existence and goodness. I, however, had no idea that God desired to have an intimate and personal relationship with me. I left my midwestern hometown to go to school on the east coast at the University of Pennsylvania, and I quickly became consumed in the competitive, workaholic, pre-professional Ivy League culture and in my busy life as a student athlete. I was, in a sense, gaining the whole world but losing my soul (Mt 16:26).

When I was a junior, the pandemic shut down all in-person classes and athletics for the year, and I suddenly found that I had more free time than I'd ever had before. It was during this time that I met a FOCUS missionary, who intentionally pursued friendship with me, saw the goodness in me, and loved me. She invited me to join a Bible study and attend the SEEK conference in 2021, where my life was forever changed upon spending time in front of Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.

I accepted an offer from FOCUS to be a Varsity Catholic missionary on April 1st, 2022, and was received into the Catholic Church one month later. My greatest desire as a missionary is to lead all students to Christ, so that they may come to know the same God who rescued me from the deep waters of the world (Ps 144:7), and who desperately desires to have a personal relationship with each one of them as well. Trust Him, and He will help you; for who ever called upon Him and was overlooked? The Lord is compassionate and merciful, and He forgives sins and saves in time of affliction (Sir 2:6,10-11). I want all students to experience the inexpressible joy and beautiful adventure of a life spent with Jesus, and for them to know exactly how much He loves them no matter where they're coming from or what they've done.

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 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. Or, you can reach out to me by phone at 317-900-3288 or by email at [email protected]. I would be honored and delighted 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 …