Matthew Terra

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve the college students at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana! Geaux Cowboys!! I am currently working with three other amazing missionaries: Claire, Nicole, and Sam who are also excited to set the world on fire with Christ's love. I look forward to working along side them at the start of the Spring 2017 semester and seeing what the Lord has in store for us. 

My Story

I am Matthew Terra and I am a graduate from The University of Texas at Tyler. It was my junior year that I actually had the opportunity to encounter FOCUS missionaries for the first time. It was our missionaries Dain and Meghan who ultimately convinced me to attend Seek2015 in Nashville. On the last night of the conference I had my reconversion to my faith during Adoration. All I remember was seeing other college students on their hands and knees following Christ and  it made me desire that same love and passion for Christ that I had been lacking. Long story short I applied in the summer of 2015 and then the next spring I was on my way to Dallas for an amazing discernment weekend to interview for FOCUS.

Through the graces of God, FOCUS has helped bring me back into my faith that I felt so disconnected from for the majority of my life. From that point my relationship with God has been the most important thing in my life and has ultimately brought me so much joy, hope, and purpose. I truly believe that the Lord is calling me to take part in the New Evangelization by reaching out to college students who either have fallen completely away from their faith or never got the chance to experience Christ's infinite love and mercy. 

Your Impact

By answering the Lord's call to join FOCUS, I have chosen to rely on both spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me in this mission. That being said I would like to personally invite you to take part in the New Evangelization with me and help reach out to the souls at McNeese State University . Both your prayers and financial support with help me in this mission that the Lord has called me to with FOCUS. 

 God bless you and let Mother Mary keep you and your family!

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 …