Talia Zelle

“And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.'” Luke 10:2


Hi! I’m Talia, a first-year missionary serving at MIT in Boston. I am so grateful to have your support—it enables me to be sent out into the harvest of the college campus!

Where I serve

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The Lord has called me to serve the students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, alongside four teammates! The students at MIT need to hear the hope and joy of the Gospel—just like all of us—and it is an honor to be sent by the faithful to bring them the Good News.

My Story

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After earning my B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University in May 2022, the Lord asked me to go on mission for His Kingdom!

FOCUS played a crucial role in the deepening of my faith and journey home to the Catholic Church. By encountering the profound truths of Christianity through a FOCUS Bible study on salvation history, the Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist at a FOCUS SEEK conference, and now the beauty of obedience to the Lord’s call, I have grown so much in my walk with God. I am so grateful to have the privilege of bringing the Gospel to the students at MIT to see their lives changed the way mine was through God’s grace.

Your Impact

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:3-6

Following the example of St. Paul laid out in 1 Corinthians 9:14, I will be serving full-time in ministry to wholly devote myself to evangelization, discipleship, and authentic friendship with MIT students. In order to respond faithfully to the Lord’s call to this mission, I rely on the spiritual and financial support of my mission partners, especially those who commit to monthly support. By serving as a mission partner, you have the opportunity to be an integral part of the spreading of the Gospel on college campuses! I would be honored to share this mission with you. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to call me at 330-754-9596 or email me at [email protected] – I’d love to chat with you!

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