I am a first-year missionary at the University of Georgia. Go dawgs!
From a young age the Holy Spirit entered my heart but I felt alone in my pursuit of the faith. My desire to experience deep friendship led me to separate my faith from other areas of my life and look to fulfilling relationships outside the Lord.
At the end of my freshman year at the University of Texas at Austin, I was exhausted from juggling the expectations of others, the incessant pressure to achieve, and my attempts to architect an abundant life for myself. Underneath my performance and self-dependence, I feared rejection from others and how my life would change if I listened to the Holy Spirit stirring in my heart.
Through the ministry of FOCUS on campus, I was encouraged to center my life on daily prayer and the Sacraments. Jesus encountered me anew with His perfect love that casts out all fear (1 John 4:18) and grounded my heart in the Truth that He had never stopped pursuing and thirsting for me. I began to experience how the Lord delighted in me particularly and the freedom to be myself.
As a missionary, I desire for every person to live in the Truth that they are loved and known completely. The unconditional love of Jesus Christ defines our life and invites us to the heights of love through His grace.
When I accepted the Lord’s calling to serve as a FOCUS missionary, I was also invited to fully rely on God to provide for me financially and spiritually through the generosity and sacrifice of my mission partners. My mission partners are the reason I can dedicate all my time to sharing the hope, joy, and freedom of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and each partner journeys with me to minister to college students. If you are interested in hearing more about my story, my mission, and about FOCUS, please let me know the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I would be honored to share my mission with you.