Mary Skora

"Ask Jesus what He wants from you and BE BRAVE" -Pope Francis

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Where I serve

God called me to serve college students, and I'm so excited to say that this Maryland Terp will be serving her second year at University of Massachusetts - Amherst! Catch me at the Newman Center, doing outreach on campus, or sharing my love for Christ over a cup of coffee. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life, and I love hearing how He's at work in the live of others, so don't be afraid to come chat!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. I encountered the Lord in a beautiful way on a FOCUS Greek mission trip during my junior year of college. I encountered the person of Christ through the Missionaries of Charity and the Haitian children they serve in their hospital. More importantly, I experienced great love and fellowship with other Greek students, which gave me the courage to turn my life over to the Lord. I recognized the need for true encounter on college campuses, specifically in the greek system.  I loved my sorority and I didn't want to give it up to follow Christ, so instead The Lord showed me the beautiful harmony that happens when they go hand-in-hand.  Jesus revealed my calling to be a FOCUS missionary after my trip to Haiti, and I knew I couldn't deny other young college students the same gift that other FOCUS missionaries had given me. The light of Christ. 

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.

Your Impact

This mission wouldn't be possible without people like you. We are all called to make disciples of all nations. Although we all have different talents and callings that bring us to various endeavors in life, we must all fulfill the mission in the way God allows us. With your financial support and prayers, you can be directly involved in fulfilling the Great Commission--you can join with me in changing the lives of the future leaders of the world on college campuses. Together we can change the world for Christ and His Church!

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 …