Rhianna Thomas

Hello!! My name is Rhianna Thomas and I’m a FOCUS Missionary 🙂

Where I serve

This year I am honored to serve the University of California, Berkeley! This will be such a change from my beloved Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas, and I am so excited for the adventure! Particularly, I feel called to share all the blessings that I received while in college with other college students and provide virtuous friendship and a home for those inside the Newman Center and on campus at Berkeley.

I would love for you to be on my team, whether that be through prayers or financial support! Together, we can bring Christ to California. Go Bears!

My Story

Growing up in a strong, Catholic, Air Force family, I experienced living out my Catholic faith throughout many states around the country. At each new church, and with each new year of school, I learned more and more about my faith — primarily because of my parents. From a young age, I fell in love with Christ, apologetics, and sharing Catholicism with people around me. So it was a no-brainer that I would join the Newman Center at Kansas State when I went off to college.

It was at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church that I learned how to truly give of myself and be generous with my time to others–whether that be through leading retreats, leading my praise and worship team, investing in deep conversations, having people over for dinner, etc. The paradox of the Gospel is that you will be more joyful and more fulfilled when you pour into others, as long as you have a firm foundation in Christ. And through coming to this understanding, I made many extremely close friends at K-State that I will always treasure. There is mutual love and a higher call for each other in virtue.

I chose to be a FOCUS missionary because others do not have a similar experience. So many college students are lonely and unfulfilled, looking for truth, goodness, and beauty. As a missionary, I truly hope that I can share Christ and bring community and friendship to Berkeley, California.

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. 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.

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