Lauren Truxal

Hey! My name’s Lauren. I’m a FOCUS missionary. 

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” -Psalm 23:2-3

Where I serve

I am serving as the Marketing Account Manager at the Denver Support Center in Golden, Colorado. Today people of all ages spend more time on the internet. Our goal is for Christ’s love to fill people’s feed and inspire them to live life fully in a relationship with God.  As the marketing team we get to make beautiful content that inspires people to grow in their faith and draw closer to Christ.

My Story

I grew up in Wichita, Kansas attending Blessed Sacrament Church and graduated from Wichita Collegiate School. I, then, attended Texas Christian University (TCU) for my undergraduate degree. Go Frogs!

My faith has been formed by Catholic, Anglican, nondenominational, Protestant (specifically PCA) backgrounds. I attended and was a counselor at a nondenominational summer camp. I was inspired by my friends’ deep love of Jesus and emphasis on relationship with God. I saw that they all were excited about their faith and I wanted that same fire to burn inside me. They taught me how to read my bible and build community in the church. 

Growing up I felt at home in the Catholic Church, yet, I did not have any close friendships within my church. For most of my life, my friends have not been Catholic, while the practice of my faith has resided in the Catholic Church. I envied my friends who went to church with many friends while I attended church alone.  From this experience, my dreams and prayers for the Catholic Church grew. 

When I attended my first Catholic conference in 2022 (SEEK), I was amazed to see other young people just like me desiring a life on fire for the Lord. I couldn’t believe the long lines for confession and I was moved by the speaker’s convincing message. SEEK is hosted by FOCUS, and since I didn’t have FOCUS missionaries at TCU, I used FOCUS’s digital resources to grow and lead others to Christ on my own. These resources helped me stay strong in my faith and I felt that I no longer had to be alone. In my role, I hope to also help reach people who may not have a FOCUS missionary so that they still have the resources to help them grow in their relationship with God.

Your Impact

In saying “yes” to God’s invitation to pursue Him and others through being a missionary with FOCUS, I willingly made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve at FOCUS. 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.

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