Paulina Cerros

It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.” – St. John Paul II

Where I serve

I am so blessed to be serving at California State University Stanislaus this year! Go Warriors!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead students into a deeper relationship with Christ, so that they may experience His unfailing love for them. He has worked so intentionally in my life and has brought me great joy. I want others to experience this joy that he offers so abundantly!

After starting my freshman year at San Francisco State University, I longed for a Catholic community with friends that I could learn from and who called me to be the best version of myself. I was introduced to the Newman community at Arizona State University and transferred soon after. Moving during the pandemic with online classes, I was fully immersed into the Newman community since it was the only place open to meet new people. The priests and students there had a great role in the understanding and strengthening of my relationship with Christ and I am forever grateful.

I was introduced to FOCUS at Northern Arizona University while visiting some friends in Flagstaff. The team there was so welcoming, even though I was not a student at that school. They generously invited me to a retreat that they were hosting that Spring! I admired the devotion that FOCUS had to the conversion of souls on the college campus and have since attended their annual conference, SEEK, twice!

Last year, I felt God calling me to apply to be a missionary through their organization. My conviction only grew and now, I am so happy to be able to bring the Word of God to campus with my team at CSU Stanislaus!

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Your Impact

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. If you are interested in partnering with me on this mission, 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. Feel free to reach out to me by email or phone at [email protected] or 408-828-8522.

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By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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