The Lord has generously called me to serve the students at Indiana University! I am so excited to spend my first year of mission in Bloomington. Go Hoosiers!
Throughout high school in Keller, TX and early in my college experience at Mizzou, engaging with my faith was merely a fun activity, no more than an add-on to my already hurried daily schedule. I was a “successful” student, with good grades, competitive leadership opportunities, and a popular sorority, but it all lost value when my freshman year ended abruptly in the spring of 2020.
Up against hopelessness and fear, Jesus entered into this small place of need in my heart and revealed my insatiable thirst for one thing that couldn’t be earned by perfectionism, one thing that I already possessed as a free gift: a personal relationship with Him.
This reversion continued as a missionary on my campus encouraged me to participate in daily prayer, more frequent sacraments and perhaps most importantly, the opportunity to invite other women at Mizzou into a life of freedom, fellowship and faithfulness, just like she did for me.
Above are Clare and Erin, two women that I had the privilege to walk with in my time at Mizzou!
And the best part of my experience is this: my ‘yes’ was not just a one-word response as a sophomore in college. It has become a ‘yes’ every day to the conversion that Christ wants to continue in my heart, drawing me closer to Himself. This ‘yes’ led to mission trips, FOCUS’ Summer Projects, helping my disciples make disciples of their own, and ultimately following the invitation from the Lord to serve as a missionary with FOCUS. My experience in college deeply convicted me of the necessity of missionaries on the college campus, and I can’t wait to continue this impactful mission in Bloomington.
One of the beautiful things about mission is that no one can do it alone. God does not need our help, but He desires to bring us closer to Him through mission, together.
When I joined FOCUS, I said another radical “yes” to relying on spiritual and financial generosity from generous mission partners to make this work possible.
If this mission or my story inspires you, I would love to talk with you! Please reach out to me at (469) 426-7518 or by email at [email protected]. It would be a privilege to share this life-changing mission with you.