Abigail Landwehr

Heyo, I’m Abby & I’m a Varsity Catholic FOCUS missionary.


Thank you for your generous support, love, & prayers : )

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Where I serve

For my first year, the Lord has called me to serve at the University of Minnesota Duluth. I am so excited to encounter the students along the beautiful North Shore, state parks, & hilltop sunsets (& maybe even line dancing!!). The Lord has been dreaming BIG with me for Duluth!  Screenshot 2023 12 06 at 7.12.57 AM      Screenshot 2023 12 06 at 7.14.01 AMIMG 5277

My Story

Growing up cradle Catholic, the faith was always a part of my life — however, just a part. I was blessed with parents who reminded me they loved me, regardless of how far I strayed. Because of this, I never doubted that I was totally & utterly loved by both my family & the Father. However, it was not until I hit rock bottom my freshman year of college — injury, breakup, & away from family — that the Lord practically slapped me in the face with my desperate longing for him & stirred up a love for him.

“Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” -St. Augustine

It was at this time that I committed myself to daily prayer — mainly gritting my teeth & counting down the 15 minutes until I could be done on my knees. The Lord is beyond generous though & used each moment of the time I gave him to heal me & increase my love for him.

At I grew in intimacy with the Lord, I felt his gentle tug to divert from my medical school plans & serve him as the center & focal point of my life — not merely a part.

The Lord thirst for me & I desire to be his instrument for the rest of my life — wherever He leads me.

There is nothing quite like finding the one who sets your soul ablaze & utterly satisfies you.

“Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you. And see, you were within and I was in the external world and sought you there, and in my unlovely state I plunged into those lovely created things which you made. You were with me, and I was not with you. The lovely things kept me far from you, though if they did not have their existence in you, they had no existence at all. You called and cried out loud and shattered my deafness. You were radiant and resplendent, you put to flight my blindness. You were fragrant, and I drew in my breath and now pant after you. I tasted you, and I feel but hunger and thirst for you. You touched me, and I am set on fire to attain the peace which is yours.”

– St. Augustine

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Your Impact

In saying “yes” to the Lord through FOCUS, He has called me to form a group of prayer warriors who will prayerfully & financially support me as fellow missionaries for the Gospel. The impact of FOCUS is changing college campuses across the nation & expanding exponentially. To keep up this phenomenal work for Christ, I would love to partner with you.

Please reach out to me to learn more about the story He has crafted with me & to support me. : ) My email is [email protected]

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