To this day, in fact, whenever Moses is read, aveil lies over their hearts, but whenever a person turns to the Lord the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit.
Alongside my team pictured below (missing one teammate), I will be serving at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Roll wave!
(Team Tulane minus Grant, our teammate)
Tulane is home to about 13,000 students, all of which the Lord is deeply desiring relationship with. My team is excited to continue sharing life with the students and showing them the love of Christ in this upcoming year.
Here is a little bit about me! I am a first-year missionary from San Antonio, TX and recently graduated from Texas A&M University, class of 2023, WHOOP! I received a bachelors of administration degree in marketing with a minor in economics. I absolutely loved my college experience at A&M and it played a major role in showing me the deep truth of the Lord’s love and His church. The Lord led me toward the catholic community at A&M and it was through a missionary and a dear friend that I became involved in FOCUS as a student. God transformed my heart through my experience in FOCUS as a student and that is exactly what I hope to do for other students as I enter into mission on campus.
I grew up catholic, but started to truly begin centering my life around Christ in college. Although I experienced personal encounters with God’s love throughout high school, I didn’t know what significant role God played in my life or how He was inviting me to have a closer relationship with Him then. During my freshman year of college at A&M, I was graced with a renewed joy of the mass and desired to know more about who God was. However, when covid hit and the sacraments were no longer readily available, my relationship with God suffered and I struggled to believe in His goodness. At the end of my sophomore year, my friend Victoria, who was being led by a FOCUS missionary at the time, saw how much I was struggling to have faith and asked me into one-on-one discipleship with her under FOCUS.
(Me and Victoria, friend and FOCUS student leader, at Aggie Ring Day Fall 2022)
As Victoria began to share with me all that she had learned from our FOCUS missionary Mikayla, I began to learn of the importance and beauty of the sacraments, scripture, authentic friendship, and most importantly prayer (Acts 2:42), God gradually filled my heart with more joy and the freedom I experienced with Him was absolutely liberating. I started to pray daily in the physical presence of Jesus in adoration and this sent my desire for relationship with God over the edge. I truly felt Jesus breathing new life into me as I received His abundant love in prayer. In growing in deeper relationship with Jesus, I decided I wanted to make Him the center of my life forever. I’ve had to make that same decision repeatedly each day, and sometimes I’ve chosen against it, but the Lord has been kind and merciful and continuously chooses to pull me closer toward Himself.
Sharing the Good News
I didn’t know the depth of love and freedom that God had waiting for me to receive from Him, and there are numerous people that are not aware of this truth as well. As I became increasingly aware of this reality, a burning desire in my heart to lead others into a deep and personal relationship with God led me to being a FOCUS missionary. The Lord has been very clear in calling me to serve in FOCUS and I am beyond excited to witness all that He has planned for His children. It was through a FOCUS missionary that the truth of God’s love transformed me, and I know that there are students just like me waiting to hear the gospel.
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 in this mission. Mission partners play a vital role in making mission possible so 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 would be honored for you to join me on mission!