Neil Blanchard

What's up?! I'm Neil. FOCUS missionary and Catholic hippy.

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Where I serve

I've never lived north of Interstate 10 in my life, but Kansas calls! I serve in beautiful Kansas at Wichita State University. I'm excited to experience this new corner of creation and live life abundantly with the people around me. 

My Story

I'm pure-blooded Louisiana with passion for all things adventure, music, craft beer, and ten other things tomorrow. I hail as an LSU Tiger with a deep love for the campus that formed me. In my early college years, I put faith on hold to have as much "fun" as I possibly could. Only after a while did I figure out that what is life-giving was not to be found in the dirt that the world tells us to roll in. With the help of rock-solid friends, I discovered that living for Christ is guaranteed adventure, and the monotony of the modern world cannot satiate human thirst. As Christian youth, we have the invitation and the responsibility to live abundantly. Watching my brothers and sisters live subpar sent me into mission mode. Christ called me, even with ever single flaw I have, into mission. I am convicted to the cause of showing people Christ's way. This way shows people that we are called to be nothing less than incredible, even with all of our flaws. This way gives life, love, and adventure. It is a way out of living as a number; as just another speck on planet earth. My generation deserves better than the salt-water that they drink from. We have Christ as a brother to show us a spring. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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.

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 …