Laura Sprute

Hi! My name's Laura. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

"I thirst." John 19:28

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. After graduating from Baylor University in May 2020, I will be serving at Auburn University in Alabama. I am excited to begin what I love doing most - bringing the love and truth of the Gospel to the college campus.

My Story

Three years ago I was on a bus journeying to a FOCUS conference in Chicago. A FOCUS missionary, Annie, saw me sitting alone and sat next to me.  From that day, Annie showed me what real friendship looks like. She taught me how to pray and invite God into my daily life. She challenged my world view and perception of success and happiness leading me to see the truth, beauty and goodness of the Gospel. In search of the pure joy each missionary had, I took on the example they set. I began to actively pursue God in prayer and the Sacraments, and lead a life worthy of the Christian name.

I am so excited to be on mission full-time. My heart's greatest longing is to quench Jesus' thirst for souls. God has asked me to reach his young people, particularly on the college campus. A student's time in college has the power to be the most transformative period of their life. God asks us to chose Him, and college gives people the opportunity to chose Him with complete freedom. My hope is that my time as a missionary will be spent walking side-by-side with students, helping them through any temptation or trial they face. Happiness is found in the heart of Jesus. I have great hope that God will help me lead them there.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I realized that I cannot go on mission alone. In relying on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners, I am able to be God's hands and feet. It is a gift that I am able to invite and share this mission with others. 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 …