Jennifer Dinan

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

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Where I serve

I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve as a FOCUS missionary on college campuses for the past 3 years. I served for 2 years at Benedictine College and 1 year as the team director at the University of Oklahoma. I am so grateful that the Lord gave me the courage to say yes to this mission 3 years ago.

In August 2015, I moved to Denver to work with Varsity Catholic, a branch of FOCUS, at a national capacity at the Denver support center.  In this new role I have been helping to train, coach, and direct our campus missionaries who have a passion and desire to bring Jesus Christ to college athletes. 

My Story

I was raised Catholic, but it was not until my freshman year of college that I truly encountered the Lord. I was a competitive gymnast for most of my life and went to Southeast Missouri State University to do gymnastics. 

I soon realized due to a very serious and sudden injury, that my sport and all the other things I was living for were extremely temporary, and like a breath of air can vanish in a moment. During that really difficult time, Jesus swept into my life. Because I had learned that my sport was temporary, God showed me that He is eternal. Because my sport had disappointed me, God showed me that He would not. Because I learned that the things this world has to offer will never fulfill me, Christ fulfilled me. Our Lord took me by the hand and led me to the cross. Praise and glory be to God for bringing me back to my baptismal promise.

During this trial, God put a girl in my life who lived out her faith in a joyful and life giving way. She mentored me, helping me learn how to read the scriptures, pray, and share my faith. Without this mentorship, my veal for Christ most likely would not have lasted beyond the trial, but with her teaching me and building me up I was able to build a firm foundation on which Christ was the center.

Christ changed my life through a faithful witness! Through FOCUS, I have had the opportunity help many others do the same.

Your Impact

Christ changed my life through a faithful witness! Through FOCUS, I have had the opportunity to help many others do the same, but I can't do this mission alone. I would like to invite you to walk with me on this journey as both a financial and prayer partner.  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. May God bless you and keep you!

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