Julia Dennison

Hi, I’m Julia.  I’m a FOCUS missionary!

Where I serve

I will be serving at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL (SIU E)
SIUE Team Photo

My Story

During the height of the pandemic, I thought deeper about how I was living my life and realized that Christ was not in the center. I began to pray daily and realized that it was God who was leading me.  By listening to Jesus and staying close to Him, I was the most joyful and free I had ever been. God’s love is the greatest gift I have ever received! I wanted to lead my fellow college students to be closer to God, through prayer and pursuing their friendship. 

Your Impact

Jesus taught his disciples to pray, to rely on Him, how to live virtuously, and so much more. Jesus also taught them to go out and teach other people about Him. We have the same calling!  I know God put me on this earth to help others remain close to Him.

In the organization of FOCUS, my role is to guide and support college students to grow closer to God. The missionaries do this from the fruit of their time with God (prayer), leading Bible studies, accompanying students on the journey of their relationship with God, pursuing friendships with students, discipleship (showing students how to teach other people about God), and so much more. 

Our goal is to not only help students stay close to Jesus, but to teach them to teach others about Jesus.  This type of evangelization allows students to be very prepared to teach others and to bring Christ to generations to come. 

Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
FOCUS Find A Missionary Know Love Serve God Monstrance

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

FOCUS Find A Missionary Build Virtuous Friendships Together

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

FOCUS Find A Missionary Teach Others Share Christ Smiling

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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