God has invited me to serve in Europe as a Program Director. Serving in Europe is a mission of the Little Way. As a missionary to the missionaries, I take care of all the details, so that the missionaries who serve in Europe can thrive on mission.
It started with an invitation to a Bible Study…
When I was a college student, a FOCUS missionary invited me to join her bible study. Little by little, participating in the bible study changed my heart; it gave me a deep desire to follow Jesus and lead others to His love and mercy.
When I graduated from college, I served as a missionary for two years at Columbia University in New York City. Then I joined the Missions team and helped plan FOCUS mission trips all over the world. At the same time, I completed a master’s degree in European Politics and Society. During my master’s, I learned the story of Europe and the deep connection that Europe has always had to the Church.
Inspired by Saint John Paul II, I cannot imagine a mission more important than pursuing my own sanctity, and inviting other young people to do the same.
Pope Saint John Paul II s invitation to the youth of Europe
“Therefore, I, John Paul, Successor of Peter in the See of Rome, a See which Christ wished to establish in Europe and which he loves because of its efforts for the spread of Christianity throughout the whole world; I, Bishop of Rome and Shepherd of the Universal Church, from Santiago, utter to you, Europe of the ages, a cry full of love: Find yourself again . Be yourself. Discover your origins, revive your roots. Return to those authentic values which made your history a glorious one and your presence so beneficent in the other continents. Rebuild your spiritual unity in a climate of complete respect for other religions and genuine liberties. Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God. Do not become so proud of your achievements that you forget their possible negative effects. Do not become discouraged for the quantitative loss of some of your greatness in the world or for the social and cultural crises which affect you today. You can still be the guiding light of civilization and the stimulus of progress for the world. The other continents look to you and also hope to receive from you the same reply which James gave to Christ, I can do it .
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 on campus. 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.