Maura Donnelly

Hey! My name's Maura. I'm a FOCUS missionary at the Denver Support Center.

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Where I serve

In July 2015 I moved to Denver, Colorado to continue serving the apostolate of FOCUS at the headquarters (Denver Support Center) after two years as a campus missionary at the University of Rhode Island.  

While I was sad to leave campus and the amazing people I met, the Lord gave me a beautifully clear call to serve Him at the support center in May 2015!

My Story

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

                                                                                         -Saint Teresa of Calcutta

In college, I encountered the person of Jesus Christ and His love for me in a life changing way at a FOCUS Conference - Made for More - and told Him that I wanted to give my whole life to proclaiming this love. 

As I continued my college years, I witnessed the extreme poverty of the hunger for love. I saw the emptiness left by a hunger for love unfulfilled, experienced the ache of Jesus’ heart as His love was unknown and rejected, and desired to console His heart in bridging the gap.  Jesus fulfilled this desire in my call to be a missionary after graduating with my bachelors in Family Science.

I've learned so much since embarking on this journey, and the students at the University of Rhode Island touched my heart in ways that I will never forget. When we accept who we are and where we are in relationship to God, we begin to recognize the great gift that Christ is to our lives in a life changing way. I’ve seen young people reconcile fractured family relationships, return to the Sacraments, start evangelizing their peers, and even enter a convent when they allowed Christ into the messy parts of their lives. God is truly blessing the work of FOCUS in countless lives.

Your Impact

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 made this call to mission possible, and could not continue to give Jesus my "yes" without their help.

If you are interested in supporting the mission through me, please let me know of the best way to reach you. I'd be honored to share this mission with you!

*** If you feel called to give, please consider joining my monthly support team. The regularity of the gifts greatly assists in budgeting and sustaining me in my work. FOCUS is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible and can be used towards your 10% tithe. If you have any questions, prayer intentions, or thoughts about FOCUS, please contact me at [email protected] or (720) 407-4645.

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