Brenda Manzano

Hey! My name’s Brenda, and I’m a FOCUS missionary!

Where I serve

The past three years I served in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky at Western Kentucky University but now I am being called back home to the Great Republic of Texas! I will be serving as the Team Director at Texas A&M – Kingsville!

My Story

I was raised Catholic but I never understood the depth and truth within the Catholic Church, and I never considered that Jesus would desire a personal relationship with me.

After I spent my freshman year at Texas State University seeking fulfillment in all the wrong places, I realized that I was so far from God and I wanted to give Him another chance. During my sophomore year, Jesus led me to a FOCUS bible study where I encountered His heart through scripture and fellowship for the first time in my life. This then resulted in me seeking Him regularly through the sacraments and eventually starting my own bible study!

I led a bible study at Texas State University for nearly three years and had the opportunity to walk with several women, leading them to the truth of their identity as beloved Daughters of Christ. As I continued to walk with these women, Jesus placed the desire on my heart to serve Him as a FOCUS missionary and saying ‘yes’ to Him and the mission He has called me to has brought immense peace, joy, and excitement! I know this is exactly where the Lord desires for me to be.

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.

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