Douglas Grandon

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

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Where I serve

For two years, my amazing wife Sam and I served as missionaries on FOCUS's Digital Campus. In continuing to respond to God's call to serve the needs of college and university students around the country, I am now serving them after they've donned their caps and gowns, in the FOCUS Alumni Department. Our mission in Alumni is to connect, inspire and equip FOCUS alumni to flourish as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ so that they can bear fruit in their families, parishes, workplaces, and communities. Anyone who has served as a missionary, or has been touched by the ministry of FOCUS in a Bible study, on a mission trip, or at an event like SLS or SEEK is considered an Alumni.

My Story

As a missionary, everything we do is aimed towards sharing Christ with those we encounter. Samantha and I met thanks to the connectivity that the Information Age allows, and so serving in the Digital Campus is a fitting extension for sharing God's love with others. The truths of our faith which we've received from the one who is the Truth are the remedy for the unfulfilling promises of hedonism and ego-centrism that are offered to students on campuses in this day and age. 

Christ taught in parables which spoke to the experiences of his audience, and Paul appealed to the readers of his letters in frameworks they were familiar with. In a similar way, our mission in FOCUS allows us to inspire and equip college students to use the advantages of technology and community that a campus presents, not for self-centered ambitions as many do, but for the greater glory of God and to facilitate a genuine encounter with Our Lord.

In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. The fervor and zeal that the students we encounter have for Christ and for the souls of those on their campus and beyond inspires us each day.

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us through this mission. We've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I've served with the Digital Campus and now in the Alumni Department. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We'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 …