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I love this little 24 hr adoration chapel✨I was able to spend time in adoration (in this little chapel)  this weekend and wow, talk about starting my week off right. 🙃 Here’s a little excerpt on adoration from @blessedisshe__  that I wanted to share with you all:
•I experience His love, consolation, and compassion by choosing to spend time in His divine embrace. I spend time with Him in the peace and serenity of Eucharistic Adoration.
The Eucharist becomes my refuge of safety. In the silence, I can share my concerns, frustrations, sadness, pain, joy, and happiness with Jesus. In return, He wraps me in His love. He helps me to strengthen my relationship with Him as I embrace the sacredness of these precious moments. This is His holy kiss from Heaven on earth. I am His and He is mine.
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I encourage you all to find time in your week to spend 5, 10, 30 minuets in adoration, even if it’s difficult. God’s got you!💛
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#bisdailydevotion #blessedisshe #catholic #catholicblogger #catholicblog #collegecatholic #collegeblogger #collegeblog #adoration #perpetualadoration #jesus #christian #biblejournaling #lifestyleblog #bloggerstyle #catholicchurch #focusmissions #seek2019
I love this little 24 hr adoration chapel✨I was able to spend time in adoration (in this little chapel) this weekend and wow, talk about starting my week off right. 🙃 Here’s a little excerpt on adoration from @blessedisshe__ that I wanted to share with you all: •I experience His love, consolation, and compassion by choosing to spend time in His divine embrace. I spend time with Him in the peace and serenity of Eucharistic Adoration. The Eucharist becomes my refuge of safety. In the silence, I can share my concerns, frustrations, sadness, pain, joy, and happiness with Jesus. In return, He wraps me in His love. He helps me to strengthen my relationship with Him as I embrace the sacredness of these precious moments. This is His holy kiss from Heaven on earth. I am His and He is mine. • • I encourage you all to find time in your week to spend 5, 10, 30 minuets in adoration, even if it’s difficult. God’s got you!💛 . . . . . . . #bisdailydevotion  #blessedisshe  #catholic  #catholicblogger  #catholicblog  #collegecatholic  #collegeblogger  #collegeblog  #adoration  #perpetualadoration  #jesus  #christian  #biblejournaling  #lifestyleblog  #bloggerstyle  #catholicchurch  #focusmissions  #seek2019 
It’s raining in Texas lately, & it’s making me miss Poland’s rain, up in the mountains. So, take me back to the no-makeup, running-around-with-a-camera days with #focusmissions
It’s raining in Texas lately, & it’s making me miss Poland’s rain, up in the mountains. So, take me back to the no-makeup, running-around-with-a-camera days with #focusmissions 
Missing the place and the people that showed me how to live with a heart full of love and pure innocent joy💛 #loveeveryone #albania #focusmissions
My prayers are with Mustard Seed Communities, especially today as they celebrate their 40th anniversary. My time spent in Nicaragua with the children of the Diriamba and Managua Mustard Seed Compounds was life changing to say the least. Each child I met was a precious gift from God, and I encountered Him in each of them. I pray that every abandoned child knows that they're our heavenly Father's beloved son or daughter, and He will always love them. .
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@focusmissions #focusmissions #mustardseedcommunities #mscgivingday #whatifyousaidyes
My prayers are with Mustard Seed Communities, especially today as they celebrate their 40th anniversary. My time spent in Nicaragua with the children of the Diriamba and Managua Mustard Seed Compounds was life changing to say the least. Each child I met was a precious gift from God, and I encountered Him in each of them. I pray that every abandoned child knows that they're our heavenly Father's beloved son or daughter, and He will always love them. . . . @focusmissions #focusmissions  #mustardseedcommunities  #mscgivingday  #whatifyousaidyes 
#fridayintroductions 
Hey guys! I’m Garrett Land and I’m a  1st year FOCUS missionary from Tennessee. My family is originally from Louisiana, so being here feels like home.
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I graduated in December with my MBA from Murray State and played soccer for a year at Union University.
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St. Thomas Aquinas and St Francis of Assisi are two of my favorite saints and my favorite scripture verse is Hebrews 4:12.
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Things I like:
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•running the ping pong table at STA
•reading good books
•college football
(GEAUX TIGERS & COLONELS)

I really enjoy growing deep in the intellectual side of our faith and can’t wait for #TeachableTuesdays with Father Mitch to start next week!

I can’t wait to meet y’all!
#colonelcatholics
#fridayintroductions  Hey guys! I’m Garrett Land and I’m a 1st year FOCUS missionary from Tennessee. My family is originally from Louisiana, so being here feels like home. - I graduated in December with my MBA from Murray State and played soccer for a year at Union University. - St. Thomas Aquinas and St Francis of Assisi are two of my favorite saints and my favorite scripture verse is Hebrews 4:12. - Things I like: •working out •running the ping pong table at STA •reading good books •college football (GEAUX TIGERS & COLONELS) I really enjoy growing deep in the intellectual side of our faith and can’t wait for #TeachableTuesdays  with Father Mitch to start next week! I can’t wait to meet y’all! #colonelcatholics 
Missing my lovelies and Lima lately 🌿
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#mission#missiontrip#focus#focusmissions#lima#peru#catholic#blessed
“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” -Hippocrates // missing these beautiful faces 💙🇦🇷 #focusmissions
“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” -Hippocrates // missing these beautiful faces 💙🇦🇷 #focusmissions 
We may spend time in chapel—but have you seen with the eyes of your soul how He looks at you with love? // Saint Mother Teresa
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Happy feast day y’all! Come spend some time with our Lord in Adoration tonight in celebration of this great Saint! 
A D O R E M U S // T O N I G H T // 7:30PM
#colonelcatholics
We may spend time in chapel—but have you seen with the eyes of your soul how He looks at you with love? // Saint Mother Teresa . . . Happy feast day y’all! Come spend some time with our Lord in Adoration tonight in celebration of this great Saint! A D O R E M U S // T O N I G H T // 7:30PM #colonelcatholics 
“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.” — St. Theresa of Calcutta #focusmissions
“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.” — St. Theresa of Calcutta #focusmissions 
missing missions...@focusmissions just opened mission applications, where should I go next?  Better question...where should you go?! #nyc #mexicocity #peru #YOUSHOULDAPPLY #focusmissions
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Go on Mission with us. Encounter Christ Jesus, serve His people, and build His kingdom. Where will you serve? Swipe to see locations. Applications for the upcoming year are open! #focusmissions
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Where will you serve?
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M I S S I O N  T R I P  A P P S are open! Mission trips are beautiful because they transform not only those you serve, but your heart as well! You meet Jesus in a very real way in His people! Come encounter Him with us this year! Check out focusmissions.org to learn more and stay tuned for more info on where my team and I will be serving this year! 
#colonelcatholics
Where will you serve? . . . M I S S I O N T R I P A P P S are open! Mission trips are beautiful because they transform not only those you serve, but your heart as well! You meet Jesus in a very real way in His people! Come encounter Him with us this year! Check out focusmissions.org to learn more and stay tuned for more info on where my team and I will be serving this year! #colonelcatholics 
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
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Go on Mission with us! Encounter Jesus, serve His people, and build Hid kingdom. Where will you serve? Applications for this year are open now! See focusmissions.org to learn more and talk to our missionaries to see which trips they are leading. 
#colonelcatholics
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. . . . Go on Mission with us! Encounter Jesus, serve His people, and build Hid kingdom. Where will you serve? Applications for this year are open now! See focusmissions.org to learn more and talk to our missionaries to see which trips they are leading. #colonelcatholics 
Go on Mission with us. Encounter Christ Jesus, serve His people, and build His kingdom. Where will you serve? Swipe to see locations. Applications for the upcoming year are open! #focusmissions
Go on Mission with us. Encounter Christ Jesus, serve His people, and build His kingdom. Where will you serve? Swipe to see locations. Applications for the upcoming year are open! #focusmissions 
“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass themselves without wondering”
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St. Augustine, pray for us
“People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass themselves without wondering” . . . St. Augustine, pray for us
The goal is to hold Him and love Him as He does for me. To sacrifice everything just as He did. To die to myself in many small ways to maybe show Him a fraction of the way He died for me entirely over and over. Sometimes that means giving Him a second when I haven’t found any other time to give to anything else. Or denying something that put Jesus on the cross in the first place. Or being open to criticism for His name. I understand that I could never live up to Him, but I’m challenging myself to see a glimpse of Him in who I am every day.
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#acatholicconvo
The goal is to hold Him and love Him as He does for me. To sacrifice everything just as He did. To die to myself in many small ways to maybe show Him a fraction of the way He died for me entirely over and over. Sometimes that means giving Him a second when I haven’t found any other time to give to anything else. Or denying something that put Jesus on the cross in the first place. Or being open to criticism for His name. I understand that I could never live up to Him, but I’m challenging myself to see a glimpse of Him in who I am every day. . #acatholicconvo 
Visiting Niepokalanów (City of the Immaculata), the monastery founded by St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, was absolutely breathtaking. Although I could go on and on about the amazing works he carried out, I think this quote (kind of) begins to sum him up “The Cross is the school of love.” He dedicated his life to this place, uniting himself to Jesus and ultimately giving his life at Auschwitz, all the while walking with Mother Mary. Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.🇵🇱#focusmissions
Visiting Niepokalanów (City of the Immaculata), the monastery founded by St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, was absolutely breathtaking. Although I could go on and on about the amazing works he carried out, I think this quote (kind of) begins to sum him up “The Cross is the school of love.” He dedicated his life to this place, uniting himself to Jesus and ultimately giving his life at Auschwitz, all the while walking with Mother Mary. Saint Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us.🇵🇱#focusmissions 
“Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggles increase.” | St. Rose of Lima 
As my patron saint, St. Rose has taught me humility, authentic love, and most importantly how to see the difficulties in my life as gifts of grace. 
To have the opportunity to visit her home and tomb while on mission with @focuscatholic was a surreal experience. It reminded me that the saints are people just like us. Ordinary people who choose to live extraordinary lives through simple sacrifices of love. 
Today I ask for St. Rose’s intercession to grow ever closer to the sacred heart of Jesus, live in His will and joy, and under his protection always. 
#thecollegecatholic #focusmissions
“Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggles increase.” | St. Rose of Lima As my patron saint, St. Rose has taught me humility, authentic love, and most importantly how to see the difficulties in my life as gifts of grace. To have the opportunity to visit her home and tomb while on mission with @focuscatholic was a surreal experience. It reminded me that the saints are people just like us. Ordinary people who choose to live extraordinary lives through simple sacrifices of love. Today I ask for St. Rose’s intercession to grow ever closer to the sacred heart of Jesus, live in His will and joy, and under his protection always. #thecollegecatholic  #focusmissions 
July 16-20
🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱”The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.”
#focusmissions
July 16-20 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱”The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul.” #focusmissions 
On 15 - 31 July, three of our BASICers gave their "Yes" to join the third MALAYSIA-FOCUS Mission Trip 2018 to Miri, Sarawak along with students from other campuses representing Malacca-Johore Diocese & Miri Diocese. 
Here are some snaps of what happened during their two weeks mission trip and if you want to check out more of what they experienced, link is in our official Facebook page! 😄💕.
#whatifyousaidyes
#focusmissions
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On 15 - 31 July, three of our BASICers gave their "Yes" to join the third MALAYSIA-FOCUS Mission Trip 2018 to Miri, Sarawak along with students from other campuses representing Malacca-Johore Diocese & Miri Diocese. Here are some snaps of what happened during their two weeks mission trip and if you want to check out more of what they experienced, link is in our official Facebook page! 😄💕. #whatifyousaidyes  #focusmissions  #focuscatholic 
What's your favorite outdoor activity? 🏔️ 🏕️ 🎣 #focusmissions
What's your favorite outdoor activity? 🏔️ 🏕️ 🎣 #focusmissions 
July 16
Only with Mary, His Mother, can we fully participate in Christ’s Passion and Victory at the foot of the cross on Calvary.
#focusmissions
July 16 Only with Mary, His Mother, can we fully participate in Christ’s Passion and Victory at the foot of the cross on Calvary. #focusmissions 
Had fun hanging out and eating Chick Fil-A with the FOCUS Missionaries  at Western Connecticut State University. @focuscatholic @anj_ro #focusmissions #westconn #capuchins #catholic #collegeministry
Teamwork makes the dreamwork! 😁  #focusmissions
Can’t stop won’t stop talking bout it. Maybe. Link in bio. 
#focusmissions #focuscatholic #whatifyousaidyes #amaysia2018 .
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📷: @_noelreginald
3rd Malaysia-FOCUS mission trip 2018. check out the link in my bio to know my experience with @focuscatholic @focusmissions ✨ #whatifyousaidyes #focusmissions #focuscatholic
God Rocks. 
God rocks because He lead me to a #focusmissions trip that impacted my life. 
God rocks because He gave us loving kids that make the world so much special, especially these kiddos from Canoa. 
God rocks because of Him we have a heart to give back. 
God rocks because He gave me a sister/a friend/ and a mentor for life! @pris_gza 
God rocks because He brought my #unt mission family together. 
God rocks because He gave me an amazing mission team that has shown me his love; and they are all so amazing just like Him. 
God rocks because He has carried my cross and now I carry it for him. 
#focusmissions #missiontrip #godrocks
God Rocks. God rocks because He lead me to a #focusmissions  trip that impacted my life. God rocks because He gave us loving kids that make the world so much special, especially these kiddos from Canoa. God rocks because of Him we have a heart to give back. God rocks because He gave me a sister/a friend/ and a mentor for life! @pris_gza God rocks because He brought my #unt  mission family together. God rocks because He gave me an amazing mission team that has shown me his love; and they are all so amazing just like Him. God rocks because He has carried my cross and now I carry it for him. #focusmissions  #missiontrip  #godrocks 
What draws people to be friends is they see the same truth. They share it. // C.S. Lewis
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FOUR days until the first day! These guys are counting down the days until we’re all back together. 
#colonelcatholics
What draws people to be friends is they see the same truth. They share it. // C.S. Lewis . . . FOUR days until the first day! These guys are counting down the days until we’re all back together. #colonelcatholics 
“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” – Blessed Pope Pius IX .
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📷: @_noelreginald 
#focusmissions 
#amaysia2018
“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” – Blessed Pope Pius IX . . . . 📷: @_noelreginald #focusmissions  #amaysia2018 
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. // Luke 1:46-47
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Happy Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Only 5 days until the first day of classes!! Check out our story to learn more about the Solemnity and how we can celebrate together. 
#colonelcatholics
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. // Luke 1:46-47 . . . Happy Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Only 5 days until the first day of classes!! Check out our story to learn more about the Solemnity and how we can celebrate together. #colonelcatholics 
Praise God for mission.
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1 Creation story kept me interested at least
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2 Abuelitas home
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3 Ruth on her 6th birthday
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4 Teaching at San Juan Apostle
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5 Mission team in Pamplona, Peru
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#focus#focusmissions#peru#missiontrip
Praise God for mission. . 1 Creation story kept me interested at least . 2 Abuelitas home . 3 Ruth on her 6th birthday . 4 Teaching at San Juan Apostle . 5 Mission team in Pamplona, Peru . . #focus #focusmissions #peru #missiontrip 
We're serving up new content on @focusmissions and invite you to take a deeper look into what a #focusmissions trip entails! Mission trip applications open Sept.1st!
We're serving up new content on @focusmissions and invite you to take a deeper look into what a #focusmissions  trip entails! Mission trip applications open Sept.1st!
The path to holiness is paved with dedication and prayer. 🌲 #focusmissions
The path to holiness is paved with dedication and prayer. 🌲 #focusmissions 
He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation".
Mark 16:15
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FOCUS Missions 2018
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He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation". Mark 16:15 . . . . . . FOCUS Missions 2018 #focusmissions  #canon  #yongnuo50mm 
all this rain is makin’ me miss this place
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thanks again for everything, mahal kita❤️
#whatifyousaidyes #focusmissions
Well friends, I’m off to the races! It’s officially time for me to start fundraising for WYD 2019 in Panama! If you or anyone you know would like to donate, please click the link in my bio (which I’m also conveniently pointing to 😂). Also, with every donation, I will bring you and your intentions to God through the Holy Father! PS always feel free to comment or DM with any of your intentions!
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#LifeAtMary #UMaryForLife #FOCUSMissions #WYD2019 #ImGoing #WhatIfYouSaidYes
Well friends, I’m off to the races! It’s officially time for me to start fundraising for WYD 2019 in Panama! If you or anyone you know would like to donate, please click the link in my bio (which I’m also conveniently pointing to 😂). Also, with every donation, I will bring you and your intentions to God through the Holy Father! PS always feel free to comment or DM with any of your intentions! • • • #LifeAtMary  #UMaryForLife  #FOCUSMissions  #WYD2019  #ImGoing  #WhatIfYouSaidYes 
Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.-St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta  #FOCUSmissions
Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.-St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta #FOCUSmissions 
“The glory of God is my fully alive” - St. Irenaeus #whatifyousaidyes #focusmissions
The past couple of weeks have been nothing but pure joy. I laughed, sang, danced, cried, and prayed with some of the most generous and joyful people I have ever met. So thankful I said yes to this medical mission and to encountering Christ through both my mission team and through the beautiful people of Los Juríes. Until next time, Argentina. 🇦🇷#focusmissions #todoslosdias
The past couple of weeks have been nothing but pure joy. I laughed, sang, danced, cried, and prayed with some of the most generous and joyful people I have ever met. So thankful I said yes to this medical mission and to encountering Christ through both my mission team and through the beautiful people of Los Juríes. Until next time, Argentina. 🇦🇷#focusmissions  #todoslosdias 
July 12-16
🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱 George Weigel, the biographer of John Paul II, called Kraków the “City of Saints.” Before he was Pope, Karol Wojtyła lived, studied, and worked here during the Nazi occupation. He secretly attended seminary and defied death multiple times (as he would throughout his entire life). Later he ministered as priest and Archbishop of Kraków under a communist government, putting himself at risk to reach out to the youth. This city prepared the world for one of the greatest Popes and Saints of our time. Saint Pope John Paul II, pray for us. 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱
“For if Kraków was ‘the city where the twentieth century happened’ in a uniquely sinister way, Kraków was also the city where the answer to the horrors of the twentieth century was given, through a vision of divine mercy that was carried to the world by a mission-driven man of God.”
#focusmissions
July 12-16 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱 George Weigel, the biographer of John Paul II, called Kraków the “City of Saints.” Before he was Pope, Karol Wojtyła lived, studied, and worked here during the Nazi occupation. He secretly attended seminary and defied death multiple times (as he would throughout his entire life). Later he ministered as priest and Archbishop of Kraków under a communist government, putting himself at risk to reach out to the youth. This city prepared the world for one of the greatest Popes and Saints of our time. Saint Pope John Paul II, pray for us. 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱 “For if Kraków was ‘the city where the twentieth century happened’ in a uniquely sinister way, Kraków was also the city where the answer to the horrors of the twentieth century was given, through a vision of divine mercy that was carried to the world by a mission-driven man of God.” #focusmissions 
The chapel where St. Therese prayed for the conversion of sinners, discerned her vocation, and got to know our Lord. St. Therese has always been a favorite of mine, but the real blessing in Lisieux was learning more about her parents, Sts. Zelie and Louis Martin! Thank you Jesus for so many beautiful examples of holiness. France, I miss you💕 •
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“Help me to see in my weakness an opportunity to rely completely on you.”
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Found this in a recent St Therese prayer. Learning this lesson over and over and over with every road block. It’s an opportunity for me to show Him my obedience and dependence on the joy of His promises.
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#acatholicconvo
“Help me to see in my weakness an opportunity to rely completely on you.” . Found this in a recent St Therese prayer. Learning this lesson over and over and over with every road block. It’s an opportunity for me to show Him my obedience and dependence on the joy of His promises. . #acatholicconvo 
The work may be hard, but friends are always there to bring rest!  #focusmissions #focusgreek #Peru
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It was a joy to join @creatiomissions in the Galapagos Islands to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment. #adventure #focusmissions 📸: @jacoriat
#Repost  @focusmissions with @get_repost ・・・ It was a joy to join @creatiomissions in the Galapagos Islands to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment. #adventure  #focusmissions  📸: @jacoriat
It was a joy to join @creatiomissions in the Galapagos Islands to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment. #adventure #focusmissions 📸: @jacoriat
It was a joy to join @creatiomissions in the Galapagos Islands to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment. #adventure  #focusmissions  📸: @jacoriat
So much music. So much love. 🧡 Classrooms in Kampala and girls with a song in their hearts. 
#focusmissions #uganda2018missions
all I can say is, Jesus really loves Taiwan, and He definitely loves us, a whole lot❤️// so blessed to have encountered so many INCREDIBLE people and to have seen God working so beautifully through them literally every second of every day!// thank you God for your goodness and thank you all for your beauty (and thank you all who fed us so well cuz that food was BOMB)
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He’s calling, guys! doesn’t matter if it’s to to other side of the world, or to your living room, He wants YOU! so GO! Be love 
and go be loved 💕 
#ganxietianzhu #greenmagic #focusmissions #fmcmissions
all I can say is, Jesus really loves Taiwan, and He definitely loves us, a whole lot❤️// so blessed to have encountered so many INCREDIBLE people and to have seen God working so beautifully through them literally every second of every day!// thank you God for your goodness and thank you all for your beauty (and thank you all who fed us so well cuz that food was BOMB) 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 He’s calling, guys! doesn’t matter if it’s to to other side of the world, or to your living room, He wants YOU! so GO! Be love and go be loved 💕 #ganxietianzhu  #greenmagic  #focusmissions  #fmcmissions 
Come to #WorldYouthDay in Panama and experience young Catholics from all over the world on fire for their faith! We will spend one week on a #focusmissions trip in Panama before joining the rest of the Universal Church for #WYD in Panama City! You'll have the opportunity to live with host families, serve the poor, and see the Holy Father, @franciscus! Limited spots available, apply now! @panama2019 (Link in bio)
Come to #WorldYouthDay  in Panama and experience young Catholics from all over the world on fire for their faith! We will spend one week on a #focusmissions  trip in Panama before joining the rest of the Universal Church for #WYD  in Panama City! You'll have the opportunity to live with host families, serve the poor, and see the Holy Father, @franciscus! Limited spots available, apply now! @panama2019 (Link in bio)
Chao Lima! Hasta el próximo año! Here are the MVPs of making Field Staff with FOCUS happen on the ground. Lives were transformed because of this crew and I am very thankful for their receptivity to the Holy Spirit, collaboration with one another and them being a gift to all vecinos, students and missionaries that we interacted with in Perú. I have learned many life lessons with them - the most important being selflessness. We saw each other at our best and our worst. Sure, we made mistakes along the way and at times were at wits end with one another, but that never stopped us to see the bigger picture of why God placed us together to serve in Perú. We always circled back to the importance of shared life together and reflecting on the opportunity to be better for the other. I thank the Lord for these people often and am pumped to see what He has in store for each of us this coming year #focuscatholic #whatifyousaidyes #focusmissions
Chao Lima! Hasta el próximo año! Here are the MVPs of making Field Staff with FOCUS happen on the ground. Lives were transformed because of this crew and I am very thankful for their receptivity to the Holy Spirit, collaboration with one another and them being a gift to all vecinos, students and missionaries that we interacted with in Perú. I have learned many life lessons with them - the most important being selflessness. We saw each other at our best and our worst. Sure, we made mistakes along the way and at times were at wits end with one another, but that never stopped us to see the bigger picture of why God placed us together to serve in Perú. We always circled back to the importance of shared life together and reflecting on the opportunity to be better for the other. I thank the Lord for these people often and am pumped to see what He has in store for each of us this coming year #focuscatholic  #whatifyousaidyes  #focusmissions 
In Northern Ireland, students work alongside the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, spreading the love of Christ by teaching discipleship and mentorship to young adults in the area. #focusmissions #Ireland ☘️
In Northern Ireland, students work alongside the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, spreading the love of Christ by teaching discipleship and mentorship to young adults in the area. #focusmissions  #Ireland  ☘️
Take me back to the World Cup 🇫🇷💕⚽️
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“The Lord often calls us out of our comfort zone so that we can love even more deeply; with this mission, Christ called me to South America so that I would experience his world and encounter His people in a way I never have before. He worked so much for me during my time in Peru, and has only started the ways he is going to build me for years to come with the experiences, formation and friendship I gained during my mission.” - @kristenscott98
Ducks on mission in Peru! #whatifyousaidyes  #focusmissions  • • “The Lord often calls us out of our comfort zone so that we can love even more deeply; with this mission, Christ called me to South America so that I would experience his world and encounter His people in a way I never have before. He worked so much for me during my time in Peru, and has only started the ways he is going to build me for years to come with the experiences, formation and friendship I gained during my mission.” - @kristenscott98
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” - Thérèse of Lisieux 
I often think of the big picture and how I could/should change things. So often do I forget about the grace in giving the smallest of things. Never forget the splendor of your love, even in the smallest of deeds 😘
#focusmissions
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” - Thérèse of Lisieux I often think of the big picture and how I could/should change things. So often do I forget about the grace in giving the smallest of things. Never forget the splendor of your love, even in the smallest of deeds 😘 #focusmissions 
“I shall do everything for Heaven, my true home. There I shall find my Mother in all the splendor of her glory. I shall delight with her in the joy of Jesus himself in perfect safety.” -St. Bernadette 
Check out the Holy Spirit photobombing this picture of St. Bernadette’s home parish where she “went ahead and got baptized.” (quote by our backup tour guide JJ) #lifeisgood #focusmissions #catholic #france #lourdes #immaculateconception
“I shall do everything for Heaven, my true home. There I shall find my Mother in all the splendor of her glory. I shall delight with her in the joy of Jesus himself in perfect safety.” -St. Bernadette Check out the Holy Spirit photobombing this picture of St. Bernadette’s home parish where she “went ahead and got baptized.” (quote by our backup tour guide JJ) #lifeisgood  #focusmissions  #catholic  #france  #lourdes  #immaculateconception 
May we be reminded that as we celebrate Mass, we are joined by all the Angels and Saints singing God's praises. #focusmissions 📷: @zkleininator
May we be reminded that as we celebrate Mass, we are joined by all the Angels and Saints singing God's praises. #focusmissions  📷: @zkleininator
He’s home 💗💗 and he looks like a full on grown up! Can’t wait to hear all about what the Lord did on his trip! #brazil #focusmissions #goodgoodfather #stillmylittleboy💙 #trusthim #homesweethome #jmudukes
thank you Jesus for three weeks of love, joy, and faith in France! prepare yourselves for lots of photos and videos of our time serving in Lourdes, Lyon, Ars, Paray-le-Monial, Lisieux, and Paris! #lifeisgood #focusmissions #missiontrip #france #paris #Catholic
Life with Christ is the greatest adventure! Will you join the adventure? #focusmissions #focusgreek
Everyone say cheese!! 😊#sabbathsmiles #focusmissions
I have no idea how to describe these past 2 weeks that i spent on Mission Brazil. The kids, people from Meio da Serra, and the americans. I'm writing this one hour after their plane took off, so I think they're not in Brazil anymore. But in my prayers, I've included a wish, and I wish they can back to Brazil to visit us, or that we could go there, to see them again. On these 2 weeks I found a family, not just the Americans, but also the volunteers, core team and all the coordination. I've got family in the States now... Riley, Kav, Caitlin, Marcelo, Bruno, Krista, Teresa, Marilou, Eleni, Grace and Jared. They're now, my brothers and sisters, these people left their mark on me, and now, I'm in tears, because it has been just a couple hours since I saw them the last time. The worst, is that I don't even know if I'm going to see them again, maybe it was the last time in my life, maybe not, I have no idea, but I wish one day we all can meet again, talk about this trip they had and spend a lot of time together, that's what I want. These 2 weeks have been the best of my life, because of everything that happened, I refound God, and I could finally fell his presence, so, it's something that I won't ever forget, it's for the rest of my life. These kids, theses volunteers, these Americans are now locked forever in my heart and I hope we'll be together again, one day. Either in life, or in heaven. 
#MissionBrazil #MB #FocusMissions #Focus #NewFamily
I have no idea how to describe these past 2 weeks that i spent on Mission Brazil. The kids, people from Meio da Serra, and the americans. I'm writing this one hour after their plane took off, so I think they're not in Brazil anymore. But in my prayers, I've included a wish, and I wish they can back to Brazil to visit us, or that we could go there, to see them again. On these 2 weeks I found a family, not just the Americans, but also the volunteers, core team and all the coordination. I've got family in the States now... Riley, Kav, Caitlin, Marcelo, Bruno, Krista, Teresa, Marilou, Eleni, Grace and Jared. They're now, my brothers and sisters, these people left their mark on me, and now, I'm in tears, because it has been just a couple hours since I saw them the last time. The worst, is that I don't even know if I'm going to see them again, maybe it was the last time in my life, maybe not, I have no idea, but I wish one day we all can meet again, talk about this trip they had and spend a lot of time together, that's what I want. These 2 weeks have been the best of my life, because of everything that happened, I refound God, and I could finally fell his presence, so, it's something that I won't ever forget, it's for the rest of my life. These kids, theses volunteers, these Americans are now locked forever in my heart and I hope we'll be together again, one day. Either in life, or in heaven. #MissionBrazil  #MB  #FocusMissions  #Focus  #NewFamily 
Hello everyone! Travel updates!! Also, this is the same caption as my personal account, but it’s the best way I’ve been able to put this life changing experience into words.
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This incredible journey started with a simple question: “Why mission?” However, God showed me that the answer is far from simple. He taught me to truly see. To see His face in prayer and the sacraments, the poor and elderly, and every single person on my team. To see that worldly rejection is something to praise God for. How wonderful it is to suffer as Christ did! To see that poverty is not only materialistic, but a state of the soul. To see Him in imaginative and intercessory prayer. To see that priests can be rockstars, and you don’t have to have biological children to be an amazing father. To see the lives of saints and that their holiness is possible, because it started with a simple ‘yes’ to Christ. Yes to loving others, yes to seeing beauty in everything, yes to prayer and conversation with God. To see my body as a gift that is created for the glory of God. To see that Satan works hard, but the only power he has is the power we give him. To see Mother Mary reaching out to me, wanting me to come to her so that I might know her Son more deeply. To see that woman is the crown of creation; the most dazzling creature on earth. He taught me to see my true identity as His beloved daughter, and because of this I am free.
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Thank you for everyone that supported me along the way. I will never forget this amazing journey and all of the life long memories and friends God gifted me with along the way!
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#assisi #stmaryoftheangels #prayforus #focus #focusmissions #pilgrimage
Hello everyone! Travel updates!! Also, this is the same caption as my personal account, but it’s the best way I’ve been able to put this life changing experience into words. . This incredible journey started with a simple question: “Why mission?” However, God showed me that the answer is far from simple. He taught me to truly see. To see His face in prayer and the sacraments, the poor and elderly, and every single person on my team. To see that worldly rejection is something to praise God for. How wonderful it is to suffer as Christ did! To see that poverty is not only materialistic, but a state of the soul. To see Him in imaginative and intercessory prayer. To see that priests can be rockstars, and you don’t have to have biological children to be an amazing father. To see the lives of saints and that their holiness is possible, because it started with a simple ‘yes’ to Christ. Yes to loving others, yes to seeing beauty in everything, yes to prayer and conversation with God. To see my body as a gift that is created for the glory of God. To see that Satan works hard, but the only power he has is the power we give him. To see Mother Mary reaching out to me, wanting me to come to her so that I might know her Son more deeply. To see that woman is the crown of creation; the most dazzling creature on earth. He taught me to see my true identity as His beloved daughter, and because of this I am free. . Thank you for everyone that supported me along the way. I will never forget this amazing journey and all of the life long memories and friends God gifted me with along the way! . #assisi  #stmaryoftheangels  #prayforus  #focus  #focusmissions  #pilgrimage 
“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” - Saint John Paul the Great. . . 
My pilgrimage to Poland is over but the graces are still coming. “Jesus wants to be your friend, your companion on the trail” (St John Paul the Great) He will be there every step of the way, guiding you. . . 
#poland #pilgrimage #focusmissions #jpii #johnpaulthegreat #faustina #maximilliankolbe #bljerzy
“It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” - Saint John Paul the Great. . . My pilgrimage to Poland is over but the graces are still coming. “Jesus wants to be your friend, your companion on the trail” (St John Paul the Great) He will be there every step of the way, guiding you. . . #poland  #pilgrimage  #focusmissions  #jpii  #johnpaulthegreat  #faustina  #maximilliankolbe  #bljerzy 
And just like that, mission season is finished in Perú! This final stretch of mission proved to hold many graces, different trials, overflowing joy and abandonment to the Lord’s will through the people served, the adversity faced, and the newfound friends to turn to. These people changed my heart for the better and helped me grow in new ways. What a great reminder that we are meant for community with one another, but most of all to be in communion with the Lord - to be uplifted by one another and challenged for the upward call of sainthood! “Fecit mihi magna qui potens est - by myself I can do nothing, but ‘He who is all-powerful has done great things in me.” - Luke 1:49 #focusmissions #whatifyousaidyes #praise 👌🏼 #pecadores
And just like that, mission season is finished in Perú! This final stretch of mission proved to hold many graces, different trials, overflowing joy and abandonment to the Lord’s will through the people served, the adversity faced, and the newfound friends to turn to. These people changed my heart for the better and helped me grow in new ways. What a great reminder that we are meant for community with one another, but most of all to be in communion with the Lord - to be uplifted by one another and challenged for the upward call of sainthood! “Fecit mihi magna qui potens est - by myself I can do nothing, but ‘He who is all-powerful has done great things in me.” - Luke 1:49 #focusmissions  #whatifyousaidyes  #praise  👌🏼 #pecadores 
I can’t believe this wonderful experience is actually over. #focusmissions gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet these strong and beautiful women, and to be around them for 2 weeks in all of these beautiful places with empowering meaning. One thing I took away from this pilgrimage: “Jezu Ufam Tobie” which is Jesus I trust you. And that was one thing I was struggling with before. Letting go. Letting God do what he wants to do with me. Remembering He has a plan for me, & even if I don’t know what it is, He does. That I can put my faith in Him and let everything else holding me back go. 
I loved spending time with everyone on this trip, I feel like we’ve become sisters in that short amount of time. Love you all & miss you already.
I can’t believe this wonderful experience is actually over. #focusmissions  gave me the wonderful opportunity to meet these strong and beautiful women, and to be around them for 2 weeks in all of these beautiful places with empowering meaning. One thing I took away from this pilgrimage: “Jezu Ufam Tobie” which is Jesus I trust you. And that was one thing I was struggling with before. Letting go. Letting God do what he wants to do with me. Remembering He has a plan for me, & even if I don’t know what it is, He does. That I can put my faith in Him and let everything else holding me back go. I loved spending time with everyone on this trip, I feel like we’ve become sisters in that short amount of time. Love you all & miss you already.
July 11
🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱If you’ve ever had a conversation with me about anything Catholic or Poland, you probably know Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe is MY HERO. Visiting the monastery he founded, Niepokalanów (City of the Immaculata), was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. I could go on and on about this man and how cool he is, but I think this quote (kind of) begins to sum him up: “The Cross is the school of love.”
And this was the school he dedicated himself to, uniting his sufferings to the cross and ultimately dying there in a victory of love, just as Christ did, all the while walking and being with Mother Mary the Immaculata. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us. ✝️
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July 11 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱If you’ve ever had a conversation with me about anything Catholic or Poland, you probably know Saint Maximilian Maria Kolbe is MY HERO. Visiting the monastery he founded, Niepokalanów (City of the Immaculata), was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done. I could go on and on about this man and how cool he is, but I think this quote (kind of) begins to sum him up: “The Cross is the school of love.” And this was the school he dedicated himself to, uniting his sufferings to the cross and ultimately dying there in a victory of love, just as Christ did, all the while walking and being with Mother Mary the Immaculata. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us. ✝️ #focusmissions 
Meet my friend Andres! We met over a year ago in Denver, CO while I was a missionary with @christinthecity. Andres visited Christ in the City with the FOCUS group of Ball State University to experience the mission of serving the homeless. Once we found out we grew up 30 minutes away from each other in Indiana, we bonded over always being surrounded by corn and our love for Christ. Over a year later and here we are talking about Jesus, photography, and Andres’ new adventure coming up with @focuscatholic. He is going to be living in New York this year as a FOCUS Missionary at Columbia University. Along with his FOCUS team, he will build relationships with the students and show them how to live a truly virtuous and authentic life through the teachings of the Bible, and to better know and love Jesus. Andres’ zest for mission work and his love for Christ is truly inspiring. I am so blessed to have him as a friend and work alongside him on his mission, spiritually and financially. If you would like to join me in fighting the good fight, then click the link in my bio to donate to Andres’ mission! Let’s rise up together to bring more goodness, joy, and love into this world. #focusmissions #fellowshipofcatholicuniversitystudents #visitwabashcounty #catholicmission #portraitphotography #portrait_mood #catholicphotography
Meet my friend Andres! We met over a year ago in Denver, CO while I was a missionary with @christinthecity. Andres visited Christ in the City with the FOCUS group of Ball State University to experience the mission of serving the homeless. Once we found out we grew up 30 minutes away from each other in Indiana, we bonded over always being surrounded by corn and our love for Christ. Over a year later and here we are talking about Jesus, photography, and Andres’ new adventure coming up with @focuscatholic. He is going to be living in New York this year as a FOCUS Missionary at Columbia University. Along with his FOCUS team, he will build relationships with the students and show them how to live a truly virtuous and authentic life through the teachings of the Bible, and to better know and love Jesus. Andres’ zest for mission work and his love for Christ is truly inspiring. I am so blessed to have him as a friend and work alongside him on his mission, spiritually and financially. If you would like to join me in fighting the good fight, then click the link in my bio to donate to Andres’ mission! Let’s rise up together to bring more goodness, joy, and love into this world. #focusmissions  #fellowshipofcatholicuniversitystudents  #visitwabashcounty  #catholicmission  #portraitphotography  #portrait_mood  #catholicphotography 
July 9-11
🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱During World War II, Warsaw was almost completely destroyed. Its Old Town was carefully and lovingly rebuilt years later. The first convent Saint Faustina lived in (after being rejected by many other religious orders) was also destroyed, but the revelations Faustina received of God’s Mercy and Love shortly before the War were remembered and cherished by the Polish people. God had a beautiful plan when He made Poland, a poor country burdened with suffering, the heart of His Divine Mercy ❤️💙 #focusmissions
July 9-11 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱During World War II, Warsaw was almost completely destroyed. Its Old Town was carefully and lovingly rebuilt years later. The first convent Saint Faustina lived in (after being rejected by many other religious orders) was also destroyed, but the revelations Faustina received of God’s Mercy and Love shortly before the War were remembered and cherished by the Polish people. God had a beautiful plan when He made Poland, a poor country burdened with suffering, the heart of His Divine Mercy ❤️💙 #focusmissions 
July 9-11
🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱 Going on this pilgrimage to Poland was a dream only God could have given me and then fulfill! We started in Warsaw and had the honor of staying on the grounds of Bl. Father Jerzy Popiełuszko’s church. Fr. Jerzy didn’t seem like the type of person destined for greatness until the final few years of his life, when he became an important supporter and figure in Communist-ruled Poland’s worker movement “Solidarity.” Eventually thousands attended his Masses to him speak on the importance of freedom and peace. He was murdered by the secret police in 1984. There’s something very compelling about Fr. Jerzy, his story, and his love for the truth and the dignity of the human person. 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱
“To live in Truth is the basic minimum of human dignity, even if the price to defend the Truth could be costly. You need to remain always faithful to the Truth. Truth can never be betrayed.”
#focusmissions
July 9-11 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱 Going on this pilgrimage to Poland was a dream only God could have given me and then fulfill! We started in Warsaw and had the honor of staying on the grounds of Bl. Father Jerzy Popiełuszko’s church. Fr. Jerzy didn’t seem like the type of person destined for greatness until the final few years of his life, when he became an important supporter and figure in Communist-ruled Poland’s worker movement “Solidarity.” Eventually thousands attended his Masses to him speak on the importance of freedom and peace. He was murdered by the secret police in 1984. There’s something very compelling about Fr. Jerzy, his story, and his love for the truth and the dignity of the human person. 🇵🇱🇵🇱🇵🇱 “To live in Truth is the basic minimum of human dignity, even if the price to defend the Truth could be costly. You need to remain always faithful to the Truth. Truth can never be betrayed.” #focusmissions 
¡Feliz, por que en un día mi vida cambia por completo! ¡Nos vemos pronto Ecuador! 
#missiontrip #focusmissions
Hiking, in general, makes me oh so happy. Hiking with 45 other beautiful, Catholic women in Poland? There are no words. #focusmissions
Hiking, in general, makes me oh so happy. Hiking with 45 other beautiful, Catholic women in Poland? There are no words. #focusmissions 
Hats off to an #adventure filled weekend! #focusmissions 📷: @emmaelizamart
Incase you’re wondering what exactly I’ve been up to over the past two weeks, I was in Poland! 
Incase you weren’t wondering, get ready for a lot of pictures over the next two weeks explaining what exactly I was up to in this beautiful, underrated, pierogi-and-bread loving country 🇵🇱 Meanwhile, enjoy a picture that explains exactly how I’m feeling right about now 💤
#focusmissions
Incase you’re wondering what exactly I’ve been up to over the past two weeks, I was in Poland! Incase you weren’t wondering, get ready for a lot of pictures over the next two weeks explaining what exactly I was up to in this beautiful, underrated, pierogi-and-bread loving country 🇵🇱 Meanwhile, enjoy a picture that explains exactly how I’m feeling right about now 💤 #focusmissions 
Ready for a weekend adventure? 🏔️ Where are you headed?! #focusmissions 📷:@an_fhawinn
Ready for a weekend adventure? 🏔️ Where are you headed?! #focusmissions  📷:@an_fhawinn
Forever changed by these group of people.  Sojourning through the Holy Land of Israel, encountering people, and doing life with you all was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. #focusmissions
Forever changed by these group of people. Sojourning through the Holy Land of Israel, encountering people, and doing life with you all was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. #focusmissions 
I feel like my life has come full circle with having a FOCUS Mission team serve alongside Imprint Hope for the past 10 days. .
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FOCUS was an incredibly formative and transformative element of my undergraduate and graduate years of college and has profoundly shaped who I am today. At the heart of Focus’ Mission is helping all people know and feel God’s Boundless Love and Mercy. And this impact has been nothing short of the truth in my own life. .
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This past week, we’ve had a FOCUS team of 12 students and missionaries serve alongside of us and it has been a beautiful gift. Their humble servanthood and boundless love infiltrated the hearts of our Ugandan Families and truly left on “Imprint” of hope on so many broken hearts.
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#uganda #focusmissions #focuscatholic #disabilitiesawareness #familiesmatter #imprinthope
I feel like my life has come full circle with having a FOCUS Mission team serve alongside Imprint Hope for the past 10 days. . . FOCUS was an incredibly formative and transformative element of my undergraduate and graduate years of college and has profoundly shaped who I am today. At the heart of Focus’ Mission is helping all people know and feel God’s Boundless Love and Mercy. And this impact has been nothing short of the truth in my own life. . . This past week, we’ve had a FOCUS team of 12 students and missionaries serve alongside of us and it has been a beautiful gift. Their humble servanthood and boundless love infiltrated the hearts of our Ugandan Families and truly left on “Imprint” of hope on so many broken hearts. . . #uganda  #focusmissions  #focuscatholic  #disabilitiesawareness  #familiesmatter  #imprinthope