Lexi Saunders

"...but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood." - Lk 21:4

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Where I serve

In praying with the Woman at the Well (John 4: 4-42), God called me to serve college students by asking me to "give them a drink" of the living water I've experienced. After working with students in Nashville, TN at Belmont University, and in Louisiana at Nicholls State University, and this past year I have been called to serve as Team Director at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond, OK! Last year was FOCUS' first year at UCO, and I was extremely blessed to be on mission alongside Fr. Alex Kroll, our chaplain. The Archdiocese of Oklahoma is fathered by Archbishop Coakley who was ordained in the diocese of Wichita (home sweet home)! In our second year at UCO, I have so much hope for the fruits yet to come. Through focusing on divine intimacy, the team and I pray to deeply invest in a few students and teach them to do the same - so that the mission of Jesus Christ may continue to spread throughout the world.

Blessed Stanley Rother, Pray for Us!

The 2021-2022 UCO team! (Sarah, Alexandra, Isabella)

My Story

Born and raised Catholic in the great city of Wichita, Kansas; I learned many facts about Jesus, but was not transformed by His words until the summer before my Junior year of college. It was this encounter with His love and mercy that lead me to attend a FOCUS bible study at Wichita State. There, I met amazing women and friends who wanted to become saints - and to lead others to the One, Holy, Catholic Church. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ and His mother Mary. 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’ 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 and can't wait to see what He continues to grace this year at UCO!

Your Impact

As children of God, we have all received the baptismal call to be missionaries for Christ. 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. Mother Teresa said, "some people go by giving and some give by going...without both the mission is impossible." This mission is nothing if it is not soaked in prayer, and so I ask you to please pray for me. 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. Thank you!

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Louisiana bstudy girls & my mom who came to visit!

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 …