I have had the honor of serving for two years on the bayous of southern Lousiana and I'm thrilled to say that I will be returning to Nicholls State in Thibodaux for my THIRD YEAR as a FOCUS missionary!! I am overjoyed to be serving this year in the role of Team Director. I am so blessed to be able to serve another year with the organization that changed my life forever! Check out my new team!!
Team Nicholls State (left to right): Margaret, Garrett, Hope, Ryan, and yours truly. Margaret and Garrett are both first-year missionaries and Hope is Ryan's wife who will be serving as a full-time affiliate missionary. Ryan is returning for his second year on staff.
PRAISE THE LAMB & GEAUX COLONELS!
As a missionary, my greatest desire is to be able to love students and lead them to Jesus. My life has been transformed by my relationship with Christ and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.
As a student who had left my faith at home in college, I had fallen so far into the "darkness" that is associated with the college culture. I was alone, depressed, broken, and hopeless. I thought what I was doing and how I was feeling was normal and that there was no way out.
It wasn't until a friend reached out to me and introduced me to the community at the Catholic Student Center on campus that my life started taking a turn for the better. I started going to a FOCUS Bible study, entered into discipleship with FOCUS, and attended their national conference where I encountered the Holy Spirit in a very real way. At that moment, while kneeling before Jesus and 10,000 Catholic college students, I knew that things were going to change forever.
Had no one reached out and noticed me in my time of darkness, I may have never found my way back to the faith and back to Jesus. Since returning to the Church, I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus and have been overwhelmed by the opportunities the Lord has given me to serve.
Please watch the video below for more on the "Why" behind what we do as an organization.
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 the best way to reach you. I would love to schedule an appointment to speak with you more about FOCUS and our mission on college campuses. Thank you for your support and your prayers. It's an honor to share this mission with you.
Think of what we could do together!
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 …