I finished my first year at University of Maryland and excited to begin a second year with FOCUS serving at two campuses. University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University!
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. During my time as a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I placed my entire time and worth on my grades, internships, resume, and worldly pleasures. Time and time again, I felt empty. I wondered what could be missing. It was during this time I met a FOCUS Missionary who invited me to join her FOCUS bible study and mission trip to Peru. I accepted the invitation and encountered he whom would satisfy my hunger for something more. My entire life was transformed and I knew where my identity came from. In the words of St. Augustine, "You have made us for yourself oh Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you." Fast forward to a year or so after graduating, I found myself in World Youth Day, Panama knowing I had to say yes to serving FOCUS if the opportunity arose. Shortly after, I answered the call to be a FOCUS Missionary and have experienced my greatest conversion yet.
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. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus at University of Maryland and I cannot wait to begin serving in the great state of Texas!
These are some of the incredible women I had the opportunity to journey with during my time at Maryland. (Top) Ryan, Becca, me (bottom) Kelly, Alison, Megan who just graduated and will be a FOCUS missionary in New York this coming year! We enjoyed roaming around D.C, sipping coffee, praying together, sharing meals, and inviting others into a relationship with Christ. Each of them led their own bible study!
When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of monthly 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. I realized the more fully funded I am as a missionary, the more I am to freely serve and give with reckless abandon. 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.
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We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …