Valeria Sierralta

"For if we received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?" - Pope Francis  

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Where I serve

Our Heavenly Father has called me to depart from the suburbs of our nation's capital to serve at Temple University located in the wonderful city of Philadelphia, PA! Temple is the home of 37,000 college students and I am incredibly honored to have been entrusted the mission to win the hearts of the people I encounter on campus for our Lord. Upon encountering a Love that satisfied my every desire, my life was forever changed and for this reason, I have answered the call to be a full-time missionary and invite others into a deeper relationship with Jesus. 

“With such affection for you, we were determined to share with you not only the Gospel of God, but our very selves as well, so dearly beloved had you become to us” (1 Thessalonians 2:8)

Team Temple University 2017-2018

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to form authentic friendships, inspire students to find the Beauty that lies within them, and ultimately lead all students to live a Christ-centered life. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. Through my ministry, I wish to help students re-discover their identity in the Lord and encounter the only One that can truly meet their deepest desires. 

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. Following in His footsteps, I will be dedicating my life to my students, building them up in the faith, and sending them out to spread the good news. Through friendships, one-on-one mentorships, weekly bible studies, Newman Center events, mission trips, and retreats, I wish to create an environment where students are able to open their hearts more than they ever have before to encounter Christ. 

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"- St. Catherine of Siena

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Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I also said yes to imitate Jesus in the way I live my life and lead my ministry. For this reason, I fully rely on the spiritual and financial support of the people God has placed in my life. I feel honored to be able to serve our Lord full-time but I would be unable to do so without the help of people that believe in the mission of guiding our college students back into our loving Father's arms. It is a privilege to rely on God's generosity through the gift of others because this mission would not thrive without this network of prayer and support, especially in a world that is hungry for the authentic love of the Gospel. 

If you are interested in being a mission partner, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share with you what Jesus has been doing in my heart and in this mission!

"Some give by going, others go by giving. Without both, there is no mission.”  

Saint Teresa of Calcutta 

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age" (Mt. 28:19-20)

Valeria Sierralta| [email protected] | 703.568.3517    

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 …