During my first year, the Lord has called me to serve at a new campus for FOCUS called Dickinson State University in North Dakota. I’m so excited to meet all of the students on campus and bring the Gospel to the campus! Go BlueHawks!
I grew up Catholic and in high school I had a beautiful encounter in adoration for the first time at a Steubenville conference. From there, I knew that something was missing in my life, I sought to find more of what I encountered during that conference and decided to go to a Catholic college. I started my undergrad studies at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas and studied Theology and Evangelization/Catechesis.
I was not involved with FOCUS until my sophomore year where two of my friends invited me to their bible study that was led by a missionary. I later was invited into discipleship with my two friends who had initially invited me by another missionary on our campus my junior year. In the span of that year, that same missionary who invited me into discipleship also had the courage to invite me to go on a mission trip in El Salvador. I decided to go, and I am so glad I did because Jesus changed my life on that trip! The missionaries on the trip showed me that I was seen, known and loved by Him but needed to have a relationship with Him in order to fulfill the part of my heart I was missing and sought out for so long. From there I knew Jesus was calling me to share my story with other college students and show them they are seen, known and loved by Him.
When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I was also called to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. Help me to be able to reach the students at Dickinson State University. I would love to share this mission with you.