Sarah Stratman

Hello, and welcome to my support page! My name is Sarah, and I am excited to be serving God as a missionary with FOCUS. Thank you for visiting! 

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."

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Where I serve

I am looking forward to returning the University of Kansas for my second year with FOCUS. Rock Chalk! 

My Story

When I came to college Christ was a part of my life, but He did not have my whole heart. I knew I needed Jesus, but I did not give Him everything out of fear of what others would think. I searched for fulfillment in finding the perfect group of friends and being the best student. When this didn’t work, I was left feeling empty and lost. It was a mission trip after my sophomore year of college that completely changed my life and my perspective on life. In Eucharistic Adoration I realized the reality of God becoming man and dying on the cross for ME. Jesus gave me everything when He didn’t even have to. If this is the truth, then He doesn't want just part of me, he wants ALL of me.  He has called ME to be saint. I knew then, that I had to live for Jesus with my entire self.

After this encounter with Jesus, I was invited to Seek my junior year, where I learned about FOCUS for the first time. Since this first introduction, the Lord kept putting focus in front of me and taking all of my plans out the window.  I thought the mission of focus was great, but that it wasn’t for me. I knew in some way the Lord was calling me to greatness for Him, but I was afraid to be a focus missionary – to share Jesus with others in such a radical way. It wasn’t until summer training that I realized sharing the gospel with everyone is not just the mission of focus, but it is the mission of Jesus Christ that He is calling everyone to. Jesus reminded me that every single soul belongs to Him. Who am I to keep Him from anyone?

Your Impact

Your support is what truly makes my work as a missionary possible! 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 journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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

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Build Virtuous Friendships

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Teach Others to Share Christ

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