Gabrielle Schmidt

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

– Mother Teresa

Where I serve

My name is Gabrielle and I am beginning my first year on mission as a Varsity Catholic missionary at Michigan Tech University. Go Huskies! I am super excited to get to campus and work with the female student-athletes there, explore the U.P., and see what all the Lord has in store for me and my team!1000008869

My Story

Growing up, I had a very supportive and loving Catholic family. I knew that going into college I wanted to continue my faith and find a good community to help me in that. A Focus missionary reached out to me in my first semester when school life was hard and I was very homesick. She invited me to hang out and eventually into a Bible study and we have been friends ever since! Throughout my four years at THE Ohio State University, I was challenged in many ways and I discovered a relationship with Jesus that I didn’t know was possible. While on the Women’s Varsity Rowing Team at OSU, there were many challenges that came with being a student-athlete, but through my strengthened relationship with Jesus and the authentic friendships I had made through Focus, I was able to overcome those challenges because I knew my true identity, a beloved daughter of God.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to help student-athletes find their identity in Christ and walk with them as they navigate growing their faith through college. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I am so excited to share that with the students at Michigan Tech!

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. If you are inspired by this mission and are interested in partnering with me, I would love to talk to you more about it! You can reach out to me at my phone number 937-441-2825 or email me at [email protected]. I would be honored to have you join this adventure with me! God bless.

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