Daniel Porting

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. You'll typically find me hanging out at the student union, the SMU Catholic Center, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)

My Story

My whole life has been a blessing. From birth I was baptized and raised in the Catholic faith. I attended a Catholic grade school and High school where I learned all about theology and the truth of our living faith. One thing is for sure though, I was worried about what the future would hold for me. After graduating from Helias Catholic High School I decided to attend a public state university which would be a whole new experience for me.


After my first year of college, one thing was for sure, living a complacent lifestyle was not a good way to be healthy. The beginning of my sophomore year I was introduced to a FOCUS Missionary named Rob. He was from Texas and was working as a Catholic missionary at Missouri State University. He invited me into a bible study group and I was immediately aware of my apathetic Catholic tendencies. For the first time in my life I was invited into a real relationship with Jesus Christ.

The desire and zeal I have to give back not only to my community, but also to God, has transformed the way I view my future. I will be committing part of my life to fulfilling the commission that Jesus has given us. It is my time to save souls and fight for God's kingdom. Join me in this fight as a mission partner and help me create the change we wish to see in our church.

Your Impact

The desire and zeal I have to give back not only to my community, but also to God, has transformed the way I view my future. I will be committing part of my life to fulfilling the commission that Jesus has given us. It is my time to save souls and fight for God's kingdom. 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 …