Samantha Ayers

Hey! My name's Samantha. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I am so excited that He has given me the opportunity to serve him in this way! 

My Teammates: Luke, Leanne, Me, Marina, Mark

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus 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 college student at the University of Texas at Tyler, God placed a focus missionary in my life that saw me through God the Father's eyes and my life would start to be transformed. That missionary's gaze brought me to the merciful gaze of God the Father through the Sacraments of Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration. These sacraments have continued to sustain me. I desired more than just my belief in God, I desired a true relationship. 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. When Jesus met the woman at the well he truly SAW her, with all of her sinfulness before her. When the hemorrhaging woman touched him he turned around and LOOKED at her with his loving gaze. On mission I desire nothing but to look through the lens of Jesus' eyes and always see the dignity and worth in God's children, but I can only do that through humility!

Saint Augustine once said, "You cannot attain to charity except through humility."

Litany of Humility 

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me. 
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)
From the desire of being loved, 
From the desire of being extolled, 
From the desire of being honored, 
From the desire of being praised, 
From the desire of being preferred to others, 
From the desire of being consulted, 
From the desire of being approved, 
From the fear of being humiliated, 
From the fear of being despised, 
From the fear of suffering rebukes, 
From the fear of being calumniated, 
From the fear of being forgotten, 
From the fear of being ridiculed, 
From the fear of being wronged, 
From the fear of being suspected, 
That others may be loved more than I, 
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. (repeat after each line) 
That others may be esteemed more than I , 
That, in the opinion of the world, 
others may increase and I may decrease, 
That others may be chosen and I set aside, 
That others may be praised and I unnoticed, 
That others may be preferred to me in everything, 
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should,

Please pray for me!  

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.  If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

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 …