Stephanie Armstrong

Oh hello there! My name's Stephanie. I'm a Varsity Catholic missionary with FOCUS.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students, especially student-athletes at South Dakota State University. You'll typically find me hanging out at the stadium or pool, going to Jackrabbit sporting events, or at the Newman center.  I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I have encountered in all of these places on campus.

My Story

Due in part to my increasing involvement in competitive swimming when I went to Indiana University, I ended up turning away from the Lord and pursuing an atheist outlook on life. It took the end of my swimming collegiate career and the resulting identity crisis to realize how empty and unfulfilling my time turned away from God was and how while in college I attempted to fill that void inside my soul with sin and hedonism. My life has been radically transformed by Jesus through the Sacraments and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel- thereby bringing me to the call of being a FOCUS missionary. 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. 

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 …