Sarah Beam

Hi there! My name's Sarah. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I'm returning to the The University of California, Irvine, for my second year on mission and I couldn't be more excited! 

My Story

I was raised in a wonderful and devout Catholic home, but despite the faithfulness of my family, I didn't truly know the Lord. I believed that what the church taught was true and so my Catholic faith was important to me, but I had no idea that I could have a deeply personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Throughout middle school and high school I became increasingly dissatisfied with what I thought would make me happy. I focused intently on academics and having a big group of friends, but somehow I still felt empty at the end of the day.  It wasn't until my freshmen year of college when a FOCUS missionary befriended me and invited me to her bible study that my world began to change. Through bible study the beauty of Holy Scripture was revealed to me as never before and my zeal for the faith started to grow. 

The next four years were truly transformative as I learned to build a life of daily prayer and frequent reception of the sacraments through the help and support of my FOCUS disciplers, close friends, FOCUS bible study, and dynamic Newman Center. My heart became full of true joy as I learned to seek God's will instead of my own. During my senior year at The University of Tulsa, I attended FOCUS's Student Leadership Summit 2016 and felt the Lord calling me to be a FOCUS missionary. I cannot wait to invite college students into a life of true joy that only comes from accepting the love of Christ and living for Him!

Your Impact

Please join me in following God's call to "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). The Lord showed me how to have a deeply personal relationship with Him through the example, friendship, and mentorship of FOCUS missionaries and student leaders during my college years. I pray for fortitude as Christ calls me to this mission as well. Your prayers and support are vital for sharing the good news of Christ's love for all people and the joy that can be attained through following His will! If you are interested in partnering with me in this mission, please let me know the best way to contact you and I will schedule an appointment ([email protected]). Thank you so much, in advance, for making it possible for the Gospel to reach college students as they search for truth, purpose, and lasting joy.

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