Lauren Johnston

Beloved, I am so glad you’re here. Welcome!

Yet I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear witness to the gospel of God’s grace.

Acts 20:24

Where I serve

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This year I am so excited to be serving at the University of Denver!! Go DU!

Please pray for my teammates, Miles, Ally, and Lance!


My Story

A beautiful reversion took place in my heart at 16 when I encountered Jesus in the Eucharist. A single gaze, and I fell in love.

Filled and overflowing, I shared my love with the youth and retreat ministry of my home parish for the rest of my high school years.

God continued to intimately pursue my heart as I moved to my alma mater at the University of California, Irvine. Zotzotzot!  In my first week on campus, I was invited to different events and to Bible studies. As I was building all of these new and beautiful relationships, my heart continued to soften to the voice of God as I heard and saw the Gospel being proclaimed to me. I know now what I did not know then, that I was actually being invited into a divine and eternal relationship with God. I had a new encounter with our Lord, but this time it was not only in the Eucharist, but in the face of each of my brothers and sisters, His beloved at UCI. It is my only hope that I can share an encounter of love with all of God’s children, and I am very excited to do so intentionally with the students of the University of Denver. Go DU!

I fell in love with the gaze of our Lord in the Most Holy Sacrament. Now it is I who gaze upon the children of His Most Holy Church, and know that Jesus is truly present. He is and always will be. Body and blood, soul and divinity.

Your Impact

God has called me to a life of mission and I am so excited to embark on a new journey with FOCUS. Saying yes to being a full time missionary, requires that I be totally and completely dependent on God the Father to provide generosity through people like you, to financially and spiritually support me on campus. If you are interested in joining my support team, I would love to make an appointment with you. It’d be an honor to invite you to join me on mission at my new campus, the University of Denver.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

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