Jessica Martinez

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

“Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?” - St. Gerard Majella

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Where I serve

Hi y'all! I'm super excited to serve my fourth year with FOCUS as the Team Director to a new FOCUS campus: the University of Texas - Dallas!  I'm so excited to share God's merciful love with the students @ UTD! GO COMETS!

Meet the team! Eddie Valdez, Evan Groom, Katie Lowe & myself! Eddie comes from Redlands, CA, while Evan, Katy and I are all TX natives! 

My Story

Growing up, I was continually searching for meaning and fulfillment, but I was searching in all the wrong places; I placed my identity in what I could achieve, in who I was dating, and in how others viewed me. However, I was never fully satisfied or happy with anything, and I kept searching for something more.

In college, a FOCUS missionary reached out to me and invited me to her weekly bible study. Throughout the years, she encouraged me, challenged me and walked with me to Jesus. It was through her friendship and mentorship that laid the foundation for a profound encounter with Jesus: one day during mass, I looked at Jesus in the Eucharist and had an overwhelming sense of peace flood me. In that moment, I realized how deeply loved I was by God and that everything I was searching for was right in front of me.  After this, the continued friendship and guidance with the FOCUS missionaries at my campus gave me the tools and skills I needed to continue growing in my relationship with God and to help others to encounter Him as well. 

Since then, my life has been a beautiful ride full of so much joy and meaning, even amidst difficulties and struggles. I have found the greatest fulfillment and happiness in living from my relationship with God, and I desire to share this meaning and happiness with everyone around me by helping them do the same. 

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. 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.  

817-219-6019 | [email protected] 

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 …