Julia Popson

"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps."

Proverbs 16:9

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Louisiana State University! As a first year missionary, I’m beyond excited to meet every student I can on campus, whether that’s at the Catholic center, at the student union, or on the sidewalk. I hope to share the saving Gospel of Our Lord, along with a few laughs and cups of coffee. 

My Story

As a cradle Catholic, I grew up attending mass every Sunday, yet I had no real relationship with Jesus Christ. When I went to college at the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!), I did alllll the things — rushed a sorority, joined a few clubs, and got a part-time job with the athletic department. I had all I needed to be happy! Right?

After spending my freshman and sophomore years defending decisions that only harmed my soul, I felt the Lord gently reaching for me and calling me higher. When I returned to campus in the fall of 2020, I started attending daily mass, holy hours, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. I felt more peace in these moments than I had ever felt at any other time in my life. I have my FOCUS missionaries to thank for their encouragement and support during this time!

Finally, I had recognized that the Father longs for a relationship with His children; all I had to do was meet Him where He waited for me. As His beloved daughter, He held me close, began healing my physical and mental wounds, and placed a crown on my head. Now, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share my story, experiences, and passion for Christ, and I know the Holy Spirit will guide me to students who may need to hear it all.

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. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you. I’d love to schedule an appointment to talk about how we can evangelize the college campus together. Please pray for me and know of my prayers for 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 …