Being an Urban Missionary

my story

The Call

As a lifelong catholic, I grew up in Florida going to mass every sunday with my family and learning about the Gospel from an early age. I have enjoyed growing in my faith through college and continue to walk with the Lord every day. I graduated from UCF in the spring of 2019 and have answered the call to serve the Lord in Orlando as an urban missionary.

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“For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”

– 1 Corinthians 9:16 
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The Gospel

We are missionary disciples of the Lord, responding to the mandate of Jesus to bring the gospel to all nations. We do not let fear overtake us as we walk the streets. We are led by the Spirit and moved in our hearts to share the good news. Join us as we courageously go and announce the gospel of the Lord in our city.

Since we have the same spirit of faith as he had who wrote, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we too believe, and so we speak.

2 Corinthians 4:13

Missionary Outings

Faithful God

The following story is a continued encounter with a woman from the prior week. The paragraph in italics is a recap of what happened last week: I saw a woman walking by and offered her a rosary I was holding in my hands. She kindly accepted it and stopped to ask more...

Rosaries at the Park

When I went to the park this week I finally was able to sit down at a bench and offer some rosaries and prayers. I was planning to say hello to a hispanic family walking by when I saw a man walking by a large bible in his hands. I waved hello and asked him what kind...

Djembe Style

I walked around Lake Eola today and ran into a man who was playing the djembe on the bench. He said hello and asked if I knew of any drum circles around the area. I started talking to him and learned that he had been playing for over 40 years, including his own...

College missions

I've been going to different places for daily mass, and I ended up running into a student I met before the pandemic during mass one day. I felt like the Holy Spirit was telling me to encourage him in his faith, so I asked him how he liked going to mass. He was very...

Prayer with Tourists

I went to visit the tourists area around the shrine for evangelization. My idea was to strike up conversations while being there and offer prayers. A major feast day had passed, the feast of Angels, so the large statue of Michael the Archangel had flowers all over it....

Going after the One

I have been recently evangelizing every week, but there have been a few obstacles for it to be fruitful. It has been empty around local campuses in the beginning of this month, and there has been a lot of rain in the second half of the month. This past week, I decided...

Tourists: Young Women

This week we went out to the Orlando Outlets and we met two women on two different occasions during our time out there. We were walking towards the cafeteria when my teammate noticed these beautiful crosses being sold on one of the shopping stands in the walkways. We...

Tourists: Family of Three

I went out with another evangelists towards the Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe near the theme parks to get a chance to meet tourists. We wanted to strike up some conversations and share a few miraculous medals for the day. We started at the Shrine and ran into...

College Campus: Students

I went with an evangelist to meet students on campus and offer prayers. We walked around the campus for about an hour and a half surveying students about their experience of living a life of faith while in college. Here are some stories of a few students we...

College Campus: JW’s

I walked around the main campus in the morning intending to meet another christian group and get to know what they were about. I quickly stumbled upon an elderly couple with two brochure holders in front of the cafe area with the words “Learn the bible” written all...