Mary (Skora) Blanchard

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

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Where I serve

This year, I'll be serving a third year as a Program Director for the South Area! After serving 2 years on campus, and a wild mission trip to Calcutta, India, I made the transition off campus to serve in the role as Program Director. This role is a servant leader position that can best be described as being a "missionary to the missionaries." Though I wear many hats, administration, staff care, and missionary formation will be at the center of my new position. 

Yet Jesus knows this heart that loves the mission, and He gives me the opportunity to still witness campus outreach through my husband Neil, who serves as team director at Mississippi State! It is an awesome gift to get to share our marriage, and our family, as a light to those we work with. Please pray for my team and I as we continue to share the love and mercy of Jesus Christ! 

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. Through the past 2 years of mission with FOCUS, I have grown even more convicted of the importance of our mission, and the need for those who can make it happen. 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!

 "I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?" - St. Teresa of Calcutta


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 …