Guadalupe (Lupita) Bollas

Hey there! Welcome to a new chapter in my life as a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

 I moved all the way to California to answer the Lords calling and serve as a missionary!! This year I will be at University of California Santa Barbara!! You'll typically find me hanging out at the University drinking a smoothie, St. Marks Newman Center, or going on an adventure with my students. 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

Honestly... my story is so much longer than 500 words. There are so many beautiful divine twists and turns that got me here. It was SEEK-2019 a FOCUS retreat held every year that brought me back to the church. I was so moved by the witness of young people who were actively pursing holiness and sharing it with others to reach so many others like me who were lost without Christ. FOCUS allowed me to learn about my faith through Summer Projects ( a summer formation program) and there I was convinced I HAD to be a missionary and give back to the Lord for finding me. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to 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

Some Give by GoingOthers Go by Giving” –Mother Teresa ...

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I decided to entrust my finances to the Holy Family, and I asked Saint Anthony to help me find YOU. I took a leap of faith in relying on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. My Discipler at the University of Illinois in Chicago encouraged me to apply even if I did not know the people who were going to join my support team. She was so convicted that it was okay if I didn't know them YET because the Lord did know them and called each one of them by name from the beginning. This was not only MY journey but a share missionary experience. I might not know you yet but I am so honored in having you be a part of changing students' lives through the gospel and the apostolate of FOCUS. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know 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 …