Mickel Goepferich

Hello! I'm a fourth year FOCUS missionary serving as the team director at the University of Idaho! Go Vandals! 

 Thank you for visiting my support page. God Bless! 

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Where I serve

I am so incredibly excited to head back to the Univeristy of Idaho for my third year! This is my fourth year on staff with FOCUS and I could not be more honored to serve with a great apostolate in the Church. Idaho is well known for it's potatoes and beautiful country side, but did you know Moscow (the home of the University of Idaho) is also known for it's farmer's market that happens every weekend from May-October? Most Saturday's you'll find some students and I downtown looking for fresh finds and visiting with the local vendors. During the week, you'll typically find me hanging out at the Catholic Center, the sorority houses, taking a walk with friends, or on campus.  We enjoy finding new places to hike around the Palouse and new breweries in the area!

My Story

As a student at the University of South Dakota, I was blessed to meet a FOCUS missionary and a student that was involved with leadership early on in my collegiate years. Through being involved as a student leader, I was in a Bible study, met with an older student once a week who taught me how to pray and have a personal relationship with Jesus, and eventually lead my own Bible Study with some of my sorority sisters. As I neared graduation I knew that the Lord was calling me to give a radical 'YES' to serving as His missionary. 

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. Jesus has transformed my life, and it brings me great joy to be able to share Him with other students on campus. I love being able to share my story and invite other students into a life changing relationship with Him. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. It has been an honor to serve with FOCUS in their mission. 

Bible study has meant so much to me this year. It is a time to cherish God and receive great peace with the women of Pi Beta Phi, while being guided by Mickel. I am so happy and blessed that I got this opportunity and look forward to continuing it in the future. 
Rebecca Dinkel, Student at the Colorado School of Mines

Your Impact

This mission could not be more important in today’s society, but I know I cannot do it alone! I hope you will join me in this mission so you too can impact the lives of students today. By joining my support team, you will be allowing me to continue serving this mission to bringing Christ to students across the nation!

Above is a photo of my mission trip to Rome spring 2016. Five FOCUS missionaries led 16 students on a pilgrimage through Rome and Assisi and participated in service work with the Missionaries of Charity - the religious order Mother Teresa started. Here we are pictured at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Wall.

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 …