To California the Lord leads, I'll be serving the students at UC Berkeley this year! Check out our team! Please pray for us and the students.
This is the ultimate question that Jesus asks of His followers.
My story is one of gifts from the Lord that have transformed my life! God guides us on our journey to the abundance of life that He has in store for us.
I went to an all-girls Catholic high school and had a strong faith formation and personal relationship with God, but I almost lost my faith in my first year and a half of college, it was not until I received a series of invitations and huge blessings that removed the obstacles between me and the gospel. I arrived face to face with Jesus at a Focus national conference and it changed my life! I came to face His love, mercy, and goodness in the tangible reality of the power of the sacraments in the Eucharist and confession. There I stood with my heart ignited for the Lord, filled with zeal and a profound desire to know Jesus and to imitate Him. I started running back to the Lord. A focus missionary, who is now my dear friend, saw me in this poverty, and guided me in my faith journey on campus for the next year and a half. This is a generation so at risk of losing faith, we have a million pressures pulling us every way. We must respond.
Grace frees us, and allows us to live close to the heart of Jesus, seeking His presence on a daily basis is vital nourishment. As we grow in relationship with Jesus through dedication to our prayer life and the practice of the essential habits of disciples, we cannot help but to grow in imitation of the character of Jesus, who is love and mercy made incarnate. He desires to lead us and transform us into the BEST VERSION of ourselves, and we get to respond to the invitation to open our hearts.
As a FOCUS missionary, my greatest desire is to lead students to Christ and to becoming leaders in their faith. In His ministry, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us where we are at. He took on our humanity and spent most of His time investing deeply in those around Him. I sought Jesus’ own example to find the ministry to pursue.
I said "YES" to serving college students through FOCUS, and I said "yes" to relying on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to be my teammates, who join me on mission! This is a practice of partnering with a team who choose to support me with their time, talent, and treasure, as I then go to be Christ's hands and feet on campus.
As Mother Theresa says, "some give my going and others go by giving". God is the ultimate provider and we are the stewards of his gifts for His work. Let's allow Jesus to transform us and culture through, with, and in Him.
Want to know more? Let's schedule a time to meet either in person or virtually. You can reach me at [email protected]
Watch the video below to learn more about FOCUS! Let's dream big for God.
We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …