Maddi Dorrain

Hey there! My name's Maddi and I'm a FOCUS missionary!

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Where I serve

I am so incredible blessed to be called to serve my second year as a FOCUS missionary at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. You will most likely find me drinking peppermint tea on the Newman Center porch, throwing spontaneous dance parties, or talking in an over-exaggerated Minnesotan accent.

My Story

I was born and raised in the North Metro of St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in a Catholic home but I did not begin to make my faith my own until I was a sophomore in high school when I was invited to attend a youth group event at my home parish. In this faith community is where I learned how to pray and truly fell in love with Jesus and His Church. When I attended Winona State University to pursue a degree in nursing, I desired to take my faith to the next level. This is where I encountered FOCUS missionaries for the first time. I joined a FOCUS bible study and one-on-one mentorship and after attending a national FOCUS conference in Dallas, TX in 2016, I started a bible study of my own and soon after mentoring others myself.

 â€œGo therefore and make disciples of all nations...” – Matthew 28:19a

 You heard the man, He said go!

As I prepared for graduation, I never would have imagined that I would be called to be a missionary through FOCUS but there is nothing more important I could do with my life. My generation of young people are hurting and the culture of the college campus makes it difficult to see what is true, good, and beautiful. My life has been radically transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy and peace to others by introducing to them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. I am beyond excited to see what The Lord has in store for this year!

Your Impact

When I answered the call to serve as a missionary through FOCUS, I committed to rely on my friends, family, and people in my community for spiritual and financial support.  If you are interested in partnering with me or simply learning more about the mission of FOCUS,  please email me at [email protected]. I would be an honor to share this mission with you. Join the adventure!

"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure" - St. John Paul II

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