Elise Gillett

Hi my name is Elise, I’m a FOCUS missionary!

Where I serve

I serve at the University of Northern Colorado. Sko Bears!

My Story

Despite growing up in a Catholic family, I found myself entering college looking for happiness in all the wrong places. I was feeling painful loneliness and emptiness of life without Christ when I encountered the FOCUS missionaries at my campus. After going on a retreat, I had a life changing encounter with Christ where I realized that He was the thing I had been looking for all along. The FOCUS missionaries at my campus accompanied me on my journey with Christ by engaging in authentic friendship, teaching me to pray, and helping me to learn and live virtue.

My life was on one trajectory and because of FOCUS, it is on a completely different path. And it breaks my heart to think of all the women on the college campus today who have the same longing for something more and don’t know where to find it. With the hope that I can save even one lost soul for the kingdom, I cannot wait to embark on mission, and come to know and love the Lord more everyday.

Your Impact

When I said yes to working for FOCUS, I committed to fundraising my salary. I am honored to invite you to prayerfully consider if God is inviting you to play a part in this mission through prayerful and financial support. Without your help, this work is not possible. If you are interested in joining my support team, please reach out and I would be happy to set up an appointment to share more about what your gift can do.

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