Joel Sarmiento

Hi! We are Joel and Alexandra! We are currently fifth year missionaries serving at Towson University in Towson MD! 

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Where I serve

God has called us to serve college students across the nation over the years. Since we said yes to our call as FOCUS Missionaries, we have served in Nebraska, Mississippi, Indiana, Ohio, now in Maryland. Joel serves as the Team Director which means he directly invests in building up our team (Dave, Emily, and Lilliana) while also discipling students on campus. We are always in awe at what the Lord is doing through our yes and can't wait to see what He has in store for this year!

My Story

As missionaries, our greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. Our lives have been transformed by Jesus and we want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In a similar way, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. We look to Jesus’ own example to invest deeply in others to help them know what they've been made for. 

The test of faith is love, heroic love, and heroism is not an obligation...How grand is this idea! The Church does not live contingent on duties, but instead the generosity of Her faithful! How grand is the confidence that God has extended to focus on our generosity and wait that we might respond! If He were to call, how would you respond?  
  St. Alberto Hurtado    


Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. As missionaries, we fully fundraise our salary and need the support of generous partners like you to answer God's call. If you are interested in joining Team Sarmiento on mission through your support or even just hearing about what we do on the college campus and beyond, we would love to meet up with you in person or chat on the phone with you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email and we can get to know each other! God Bless 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 …