Sophie Belton

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

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Where I serve

I am currently serving at Texas A&M University. Gig 'em! 

My Story

I walked on the forty acres with big desires; professional success, a dynamic social life, adventure, long-lasting campus impact. A typical college environment offers many solutions to fill these desires, but most of them not true or virtuous, and I fell to all of them quickly. At a low of lows and realizing everything I had tried failed to satisfy, I finally responded yes to an invitation to attend a FOCUS Greek Bible study. In this study I encountered authentic friendship, the person of Jesus in Scripture, and women who taught me to pray and called me higher in virtue. At the SEEK conference that winter, I met Jesus in the Eucharist and His mercy in confession. From then on, a zeal for souls burned within me that changed my whole life. I started living for the Kingdom and not for myself. In this new life, I encountered sacrificial love, unfathomable joy, the conversion of many of my friends, abundant life, and new depths in prayer I didn't know were possible. 

Now I understand; Jesus is the fulfillment of all desire. We seek, desire, want, lack, and nothing is ever enough. Jesus is the only one who can quench our thirst. His grace is truly the fount that wells to eternal life. We are all made for intimacy with Jesus, nothing else will satisfy. I am humbled to be on mission with FOCUS, bringing women from knowing about Jesus, to really knowing Jesus. Once a soul encounters love incarnate, a spark is lit that can't be put out. I am on mission to walk with women as they cultivate an interior life, and to equip them in how to make and equip disciples for generations to come.  

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 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

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 …