I’ve been extremely blessed to serve my first two years as a missionary at MIT in the Boston area, and am now in my third year with FOCUS serving at Iowa State University! Roll Clones!
I was extremely blessed to grow up in a loving, Catholic family in which we went to mass every Sunday and helped out a lot at our home parish. I showed up to the University of Wisconsin Madison for my freshman year of college knowing that I wanted to continue living out my faith but thinking that I already had it all figured out. It was through being invited into the student Catholic community on campus that I realized there was something important in my faith life that was missing. I had in fact been practicing my faith for many years, but I had yet to fall in love with Jesus Christ and maintain a deep personal relationship with Him. Over the next three years I dove headfirst into an incredible Catholic community that built me up in my faith by helping me build a consistent prayer life, frequenting the sacraments, and building friendships with other people who were also pursuing Christ. By the end of my senior year, I had indeed fallen in love with Christ and desired to help others know Him as well. I was excited to do so by living out my faith and being a “missionary” in the hospital setting to my co-workers and patients, with my new nursing degree!
However, a few months into my job I was feeling very unfulfilled and wasn’t sure why. Through prayer, I realized my heart hurt to see my co-workers and patients’ lack of relationship with Christ, and I was pained that they hadn’t had the same college experiences I had to help me grow in my faith. The Lord began to grow a stronger evangelistic zeal in my heart and I knew that the Lord was calling me to join FOCUS. It has been a huge blessing to serve the students at MIT the past two years, and I am humbled and honored that the Lord has asked me to continue serving Him in this way at Iowa State University! I have the privilege of accompanying incredible students in getting to know Jesus Christ and walk with them in how to live their entire life centered around Him. Through being a part of their conversions, my own faith has deepened and I have come to know the Lord in even more extraordinary ways than I could have hoped for! I am so grateful that God has called me to be a part of this incredible mission and I am honored to partner with incredible people like YOU who make this all possible!! THANK 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 SO 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. I’d be honored to share this mission with you!