God has called me to serve my fifth year of mission as the Team Director at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA! I am truly humbled and overjoyed to walk with the women and the teammates that are entrusted to me by God the Father there. This FOCUS thing is a grand adventure. In becoming an instrument of God’s salvific love, you get invited into the sacred spaces of people’s hearts. This Southern girl has served at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. As the Lord has ordained a path for me to move to Washington to serve His children there, I find peace in the following quote from “The Last Battle” by C.S. Lewis: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now… Come further up, come further in!”
When I was very young, I had a simple, yet irrevocable, encounter with God when I walked into the newly finished building of my local parish Church. I can’t explain it, but I knew God existed and I spent years wondering about Who God is. I look back at my life so far and see the gentle and gradual relationship with God from throughout my years attending Catholic school, growing deeper in my faith through friendships and mentors in college, and in giving my “yes” to serve as a FOCUS missionary. Let me tell you, God’s ever-pursuing, unique, and unconditional love for me changed everything. I love Him and God has my whole life in His hands.
My story is filled with great leaps of faith, what seems to be endless surprises (some much harder than others), and beautiful poverty that plunge me into the realities of having faith and hope.
Put very simply, my story can be summed up with: For God so loved me, that He sent His only Begotten Son, so that I may not perish, but have eternal life.
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 blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve with FOCUS. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you. I would love to share this mission with you.