Alex Horvat

"Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win." - 1 Corinthians 9:24

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. I am currently serving at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. A new FOCUS campus in 2018, ASU is a smaller school with big potential. The Catholic community here has only been formed recently, but with the help of FOCUS conferences, mission trips, and a chaplain with big goals, more and more students have been showing up to the Newman center. It is an exciting opportunity to build the FOCUS community here from the ground up, and I am blessed to be a part of it!

My Story

Growing up Catholic was easy, but the more I grew up, the harder it became. This was never more true than in college, surrounded by a culture so opposite to the one I tried to live in. In high school, I surrounded myself with Catholic friends, went to bible studies, and attended church every Sunday. Once I got to college, I didn't have this community around me and I had to seek it out. By God's grace, the community found me.

Through FOCUS, I was able to find the same kind of loving community that had pulled me through high school. It was a community built on true friendship, friendship that pushed me to stay clear of the "college life" that I saw many fall into only to be let down by its promises. The people that were let down were the ones that ultimately led me to be a missionary. There are thousands of these students across the country who just need love, true friendships, and an understanding of the true happiness in Jesus Christ.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus through FOCUS in my time in college, and I hope to continue to encounter more amazing people as a missionary.

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.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …