Our family is serving on campus at WWU (Western Washington University) in Bellingham, WA. We work with four other FOCUS missionaries and one priest (Fr. Joseph Altenhofen) in conjunction with the Catholic Student Center. We spend the majority of our time directly on campus, seeking to serve each student as Christ himself would, inviting them to a deeper relationship with their heavenly Father, so that they can come to know how truly precious and beloved they are.
Western Washington has approximately 15,000 students in attendance. Your prayers and support are especially effective in helping us bring students into an authentic relationship with the Lord.
As missionaries, our greatest desire is to lead all people to know and love Christ in an intimate and authentic way. Our lives have been transformed by Jesus and together we want nothing more than to bring that joy to others and to introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.
In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet each of us on our level, taking on our humanity in the greatest of humility. He spent most of His time investing deeply in a few individuals whom he befriended (Jn. 15:15) and opened up every area of his life to; eventually laying down everything he had for them as an example of the greatest of all loves. "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." (Jn. 15:13) In doing this, Christ set forth the example for his friends of how he was calling them to change the world through love.
Amanda and I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching today's generation, and for that reason we are blessed to be working with an organization like FOCUS, that so closely unites itself with Christ's Great Commission (MT 28:18-20)
For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who believes
- Romans 1:16
We as missionaries serve both on and off campus by striving to seek out those who are spiritually hungry, dead, or longing for God. Our mission is to bring them to the Truth of the Gospel, to the person of Christ, that through coming to know Him they may also come to know the Father (Jn. 14:6) and in doing so, know their truest identity as sons or daughters of God.
We are constantly seeking to unite our mission to a solid foundation of men and women with a similar vision and passion for saving souls from the entrapment of worldly deceit. We live in a generation where Satan has labored to turn our minds and hearts away from God. In light of this, Amanda and I would be honored if you would join us in our mission to evangelize the hearts and souls of college students.
As parents ourselves, we know
the desire to see our children grow into a deeper and more fruitful relationship with their heavenly Father. Your
prayers and financial support help us to keep working in the vineyard of the Lord so that we may bring nourishment to those who are perishing of spiritual hunger - a hunger that only God can satisfy.
If you desire to partner with us in this great endeavor please consider donating to our cause via the button above. Our family would be honored to share this mission with you. Thank you for your time and consideration, and may God bless you richly in your journey throughout this life and ever onward toward the next!
We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …