Molly Schmidt

Hi it's Molly! I will be a FOCUS missionary serving at the University of Connecticut!

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Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve as a first year missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) at the University of Connecticut! There are four other great missionaries I will be serving alongside at the University. I have always found God close by in nature and the University is in the middle of the woods and fields which makes my excitement all the more! 

My Story

Throughout high school and the beginning of college, I was searching for happiness. I felt a void in my heart which I tried to fill with all the things that society tells us will make us happy. When I nearly gave up on the idea of a true happiness, in the middle of my freshman year at the University of Kansas, I went on a mission trip to St. Lucia with FOCUS. 

On this mission trip, a FOCUS missionary explained the commandments in a way which made me desire to follow them. He presented the gospel and how Jesus restores our relationship with God in a way that made me think about how my relationship with God was and how I wanted it to be. 

I was graced on this trip in a moment of prayer where I truly believed in my heart that God is good, Jesus is real, and I want to follow him. My life course and where I find my identity has been completely changed since this trip. My relationship with Jesus became the root of my life. I thank God for his love and grace. My hope is that I may be an instrument in others lives in the same way this missionary was an instrument of Our Lord in my life.  

Your Impact

I believe that we are all called to be missionaries. We have been given the opportunity to spread the knowledge we have been graced with of a good God, a purpose to be alive, and that we are loved. Not everyone can spend their time reaching out to college students, which is where you come in. I couldn't reach out to these students without the financial support and prayers of others. Your generosity allows me the opportunity to reach students who are in the same place that I was in. Your support allows God to work through you, as well as me, to touch and transform the lives of students. If you are interested in going on mission with me by giving, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I would be honored to share this mission with you. God bless.  

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 …