Andrew Nistler

Hey! My name's Andrew. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

Jesus loves to keep me on my toes! I never thought I would be moving to Southern California, to serve at San Diego State University. I am eager to begin the new challenge. Prior this year I have served three years with FOCUS; one at Baylor and two at Texas State University. I was also in the seminary, studying to be a catholic parish priest for one year. God is full of surprises, I never thought I would be working for FOCUS, and I never thought I would be in seminary. God is a mystery, but His plans are far better than mine, and I plan to serve Him wherever He sends me! I would love to get to know you personally and share with you the amazing ways Jesus is working in my life and the lives of the students!

My Story

My life was transformed by Jesus while in college. I come from a strong Catholic family, going to college I knew how to play the Catholic "game" and quickly began living a double life. Whiling pursuing the worlds pleasures and all the "happiness/fulfillment" it promised to offer me, I sank like a tank. This is when Jesus reached out and invited me to Himself. I realized He was whom I had been searching for, and I allowed myself to fall in love. He showed me that everything is a gift from Him. The only proper response to appreciate and say thank you for the gifts given is a total gift of myself. My greatest desire is to grow closer to Jesus, my second greatest desire is to introduce others to the One I love! God has taken me on an adventure, I just pray that I can become and help others to become the saints He has designed us to be!

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 cannot do this mission by myself, I need your help! This is the beauty of the faith, Jesus does not want us to rely on ourselves, He wants us to rely on Him for everything! But, He has chosen to work through humanity to share Himself with the world; quick examples, no apostles = no Catholic Church, no priests = no sacraments. Team work is required for the Catholic Church to work. If you wish to team up with me in sharing Christ, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I would 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 …