Jake Leins

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

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Where I serve

For two years I served at the University of Tennessee where I was leading bible studies, mentoring students on how to lead their own bible studies, praying with people all over campus, and inviting students to know Jesus through living as a Christian in an environment that says He is irrelevant. Now I am taking the mission of changing the lives of college students all around the world! I currently work for FOCUS Missions at the FOCUS Headquarters in Golden, CO. This past year I assisted in the organization of over 120 mission trips to 48 different countries. These mission trips are focused on not only alleviating physical poverty, but spiritual poverty as well. We can build a house or clean up a city, but in all reality the only thing that will last is knowing you are loved by the God that created the world! I have seen the impact that international mission trips have had on myself, the students who attend, and the communities we reach out to. "Go therefore, and make disciples of ALL nations..." - Matthew 28:19.

My Story

I attended Colorado State University and carried on the family tradition of going to mass on Sunday, however that is all it was for me: a tradition. I lived wildly and from the outside had everything one could see I needed, except a spiritual life.  I got invited to a student led FOCUS bible study and for the first time men my age who were truly striving to live lives of virtue and be men after God’s own heart.  They inspired me to take my faith to the next level, however that didn’t quite happen until two and a half years later.  At the end those two and a half years of sporadic bible study attendance, and living on the fence about the whole God thing, I attended a FOCUS national conference and encountered Jesus in a radical way.  From then on I have striving to be a man after God’s own heart and bring as many people with me as possible.

I am now living with my beautiful wife Kasey and our baby in the womb in Lakewood, CO.

Your Impact

During my senior year at CSU I no longer had a desire to be an engineer, however I completed my studies in Civil Engineering. I felt God calling me to live a radical life for Him being a missionary, so I decided to turn down job offers as an engineer and explore that call.  I thought at first I would end up doing full time international mission work, however I have chosen to address the spiritual poverty in America that we all know exists in large quantities. Along with being a missionary comes relying on God and others to support the mission prayerfully, and financially.  Support raising is not a way for someone to give me money and run, but an invitation to our mission and to invest in the future of our young people and America. The culture is changing rapidly, but the Holy Spirit drives sanctity all the more. I invite you to join me through prayer and financial support to enter into the mission, and take a stand for Jesus Christ and His Church. “Some give by going, other go by giving.” - Bl. Teresa of Kolkata. 

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