Julia Zelaya

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve the students of California State University, Northridge! I am so excited to enter into life with the students the Lord is entrusting me with. Go Matadors!  

My Story

I began my college journey at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. This is where I first encountered FOCUS, in a bible study led by a fellow student. Through this bible study and discipleship with one of the members, true authentic female friendship was fostered, and my desire to know Jesus started to grow.

At the end of my sophomore year, Jesus began to close doors at Benedictine and opened them back in my home state of Colorado! I made the transfer to the University of Colorado, Boulder in August of 2020 and was been blessed beyond belief. When I arrived, I was invited into discipleship with a FOCUS missionary and joined a bible study. These things began to slowly crack open my heart to the Lord's love and mercy. Shortly after, I began to lead a bible study of my own to show other college women the face of God.

My experience with FOCUS has been one that has transformed my life. It has given me lifelong friends and a personal relationship with Jesus. Looking at who I was before college and who I am today is a testament to how much the Lord loves us. Without FOCUS, I would never have been able to see this truly incredible gift. 

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Jesus. 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’ example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus.

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.

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 …