Jared Ohm

Hey! My name's Jared and I'm a FOCUS missionary!

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students down in the bayou of Louisiana at Nicholls State University. I'm super excited to get to campus and begin working with students! I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Then I can listen to your testimony too! It'll be great! :) 

My Story

As I began my freshman year at Northwest Missouri State University, I made a commitment to myself that my life was going to change: that I was finally going to kick the sinful habits that had tormented me through high school and begin cultivating a relationship with Christ. However, the realities and temptations of the college culture had me being pulled in several directions. I was not one to partake in the typical drinking and partying lifestyle--my sin was in mediocrity. I did not possess the desire to pursue Christ. I was simply a content, lukewarm Catholic. But this slowly began to change when the FOCUS team arrived on campus my junior year. I joined my first bible study and began discipleship with one of the male missionaries. I learned how to develop a prayer life and the importance of receiving God’s grace thorugh the sacraments. These times of formation were critical to the survival of my faith in college, but my true conversion experience came when I had the opportunity to attend a Spiritual Impact Bootcamp retreat with FOCUS. I encountered Christ’s divine love and mercy in the confessional in a way that I never had before. I laid down all the burdens and fears I had been carrying, and slowly, Christ began to transform me. 

The spring of my junior year I began leading my first bible study and strived to cultivate a life of daily prayer and conversation with the Lord. The latter half of my college career was the time when my life of prayer and mission with FOCUS was cemented. I began to realize, through the beauty of God’s grace, my call to minister to God’s children who were broken and desperately searching for things to fill that God-sized hole in their heart. I wanted to commit my life to the person that gave me back mine.    

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I committed my life to helping bring souls back to Jesus to be healed and made new by inviting them into a relationship with Christ. Wherein they can be transformed by Him and for Him. Not only so that they can live in the freedom of God’s love and mercy, but invite others to do enter into the same virtuous lifestyle.

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 …