It is my joy to be serving my sixth year with FOCUS as a Senior Events Specialist! After five years on campus, I am putting all my time, prayer, and energy toward planning our summer formation and helping with our SEEK national conference, enabling students, missionaries, and parishioners to encounter the love of Christ and the beauty of His Church. There is truly no better cause I could be giving my life to and I am so grateful to share that with you.
As Mother Teresa taught me, the greatest hunger in this world is not for food, but for Love and arguably some of the most malnourished places are college campuses. As a missionary it is my deepest desire to meet this hunger in the hearts of our young people and bring them to encounter the source of Love Himself as someone once did for me. Please enjoy reading part of my story below and I look forward to sharing the rest with you!
As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all people to Christ.
When I was a student at the University of Alabama I was involved and active in many things – I tried to become all things to all people in order to find myself. It wasn’t until my junior year of college when a sorority sister of mine entered into my life that I realized I had it all wrong. That day in early August, she encountered me in genuine friendship and spoke truth to my heart. I thought I was doing everything right – then why did I feel so empty? It was then that I realized that I was building my life upon what the world said would make me happy, not the Love that truly satisfies. This friend not only invited me into friendship with her and other virtuous men and women, introduced me to the missionaries, and taught me to pray, but she brought me to the most important relationship of my life: my relationship with God the Father.
Up until my junior year, my pursuit of being loved, while I might have said was rooted in God, was really rooted in myself and others’ acceptance of me. It was not until I understood His unconditional, unchanging love for me personally that I truly found the happiness I was seeking. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy and freedom to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.
As an Events team member, I am dedicated to planning and hosting our summer formation for missionaries and SEEK national conference for all to encounter the love of Christ that changed my life my junior year of college and continues to renew me daily.
It was there that I encountered the truth Pope St. John Paul II speaks of when he said,
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.
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 mission. Trusting in God to provide through the generosity of others, I cannot serve alone. 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. I am always available at [email protected] and (408) 316-2344. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.