Evan Costello

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

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Where I serve

I will be serving as a first year missionary at Auburn University in Alabama for the 2017-2018 academic year. I am very excited to be heading to my alma mater's biggest rival, and I'm looking forward to investing in the students there. On campus I will be sharing life with the college students that I am serving by spending time with them in virtuous friendship that is centered on Christ. More specifically I will be investing in young men, pursuing chastity, sobriety, and excellence through fasting, prayer, and learning to be Catholic men together. 

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ by fostering encounter with Him by living a life of virtue and allowing Him to live through me. My life has been transformed by Jesus through scripture and coming to know Him in a personal relationship. When I was a junior in college I was blessed to be invested in by Marshall Bolling, a FOCUS missionary at the University of Alabama. He lived out virtue each day in his pursuit of Christ, and by inviting me to journey towards Christ with him, I experienced the mercy and patience of God  through his witness. As a missionary, if I am able to do for one student, what Marshall did for me, it would be well worth any amount of time spent doing so. I desire to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel; especially on the college campus, where it is so needed. 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. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus and I am looking forward to all of those that I will encounter as God has ordained in His Divine Will. 

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'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 …