Grace Banach

FOCUS missionary at West Chester University

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Where I serve

I will be serving with my team at West Chester University in PA. We are excited to bring FOCUS to this campus for its first year! What we do as missionaries is summed up well by St. Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:8, "So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." The mission is not limited to simply teaching others; it is through sharing life together that the love of God can be passed on and begin to change hearts!

My Story

I experienced a radical transformation my sophomore year at the University of Connecticut. At this time in my life, the college culture that I was surrounded by was leaving me unfulfilled. I began spending time with FOCUS missionaries and student leaders, and I was so attracted to and amazed by their way of life. They were not just happy people; they had deep and lasting joy. This joy was contagious, and its source was ultimately their relationship with God. Once I was shown how to have this relationship through a daily prayer life and a loving devotion to the sacraments, I began to experience this joy for myself! My hope is to do the same thing for students on campus that the missionaries in my life have done for me. I want to help show them how it is possible - and worth more than anything - to change their lives for Christ!   

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.  I would not be able to serve as a missionary on campus without a monthly support team, and so I am very grateful for your help through prayer and monthly financial gifts!

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 …