Daniella Straathof

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve the college students at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida to bring them to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and teach them how to help others to do the same.

My Story

From very early on, I knew my heart desired something I didn't have. When I got to college I was trying to be the perfect person, thinking I needed to earn God's love. I felt broken, lost, and confused, but God stooped down to meet me where I was and put me back together into something much more beautiful. I was able to truly understand that God loves us unconditionally for who we are and is so incredibly merciful. When I returned to school, the FOCUS missionaries taught me how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which fulfilled my hearts desires. The Gospel became alive for me, and I wanted others to experience Gods love and mercy as well. What better way to reach others than to work for an organization whose mission is to know Jesus Christ and make Him known? In college students make decisions that impact them for the rest of their lives, so that is where I want to make a difference.

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, God's 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 …