Andrew & Katie Hellmann

The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.

~Pope St. Gregory~

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Where we serve

God has called us to serve at the University of Minnesota in Duluth! We can not wait to reach out to the students on this campus and share the love of Jesus Christ with them!

Our Story

The choices that college students make often affect the rest of their life. One choice that Andrew made within the first month of his college career was to continue to walk away from the Catholic faith that he had grown up in.

"As I progressed through my freshman year of college I fell further and further away from the Catholic Church, and further and further into a life of sin. All of this sin led me into a life that had no meaning or purpose which continued into the spring semester of my sophomore year. At the end of my sophomore year I was invited to play on a volleyball team, but in reality I was invited into so much more; authentic friendships with people who were striving to know Jesus Christ. Through these new friendships I was led back toward the Catholic faith. In October of my junior year I attended a retreat that changed my life. It was on this retreat that I first encountered Jesus Christ and His love and mercy for me as an individual. As a result I began attending daily mass and praying each day. This led to a deeper relationship with Jesus in whom I discovered His calling for me to become a missionary with FOCUS and help bring Jesus Christ to all people!"

Your Impact

We invite you to join us on the mission to reach the entire world for Christ! Our lives were changed as a result of FOCUS missionaries and student leaders who intentionally reached out to us. Your prayers and support are critical to this mission and amplify the impact this mission has on the lives of the college students who we will encounter each day. We greatly appreciate the prayers and support that you offer for the mission that we are on. Know that we are also praying for you as we embark on this mission together!

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 …