Abigail Gutierrez

Hi friends! My name’s Abby, and I’m a second-year FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

I am beyond excited to announce that I will be serving at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana for my second year of mission!! I’ll be serving again with Adam Berdych, and we’ll be receiving two new teammates: Anna Hurd and Kelby Toups. We all are beyond ready to begin running to Christ with the students there together as a new team. You’ll typically find me hanging out at a local coffee shop, picnicking lakeside, or riding my bike around town.

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My Story

The desire for missionary life with FOCUS definitely began after attending my first ever SEEK conference during my freshman year of college. At the time, I had just met our newest incoming missionary named Rose, who very intentionally pursued my heart in genuine, authentic friendship. After placing my identity in various things of the world like relationships, perfectionism, mental illness, and success, Rose helped me discover my one true and only identity: a beloved daughter of the Good Father. She walked me through developing a prayer life, sacramental life, and an understanding of the truths of the Catholic faith. Her gentleness and willingness to share her life with me were everything that I’d ever needed from a friend before.

Through her friendship, I encountered Jesus for the first time. I then surrendered my life to the Lord and His will for my life, and for the last three years, I have been convicted of sharing the friendship of Christ with other women. And now, more so than ever before, I am confident in the truth of Jesus and how much He desires a life of fulfillment and abundance for each of us.

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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. In making this decision, I believe wholeheartedly in spending as much time as possible investing in students through full-time mission.

That being said, if you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you and we can schedule an appointment. I am always looking for people who’re willing to give in any way they are able, but especially through a recurring, monthly donation basis. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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