Wesley Nelson

Hey! My name's Wesley. I'm an Auburn grad (War Eagle) and the team director for FOCUS at Belmont Abbey College.

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Where I serve

I serve with a great team of 3 other missionaries at Belmont Abbey College, a small Catholic liberal arts college outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.  When I was applying for college as a senior in high school, I was drawn to Belmont Abbey but ultimately was looking for a school that offered certain majors that the Abbey did not.  I think it is so cool that the Lord has called me to the Abbey now as a missionary.

My Story

I feel very blessed to say that there was not really a time in my life before which I did not know Jesus, at least on some very basic level. My mother and grandparents have always been staunch people of prayer and have led my brother and me in the faith. My mother was so on fire for her faith during a very formative period of my life; she came into full communion with the Catholic Church in the year 2000, and that decision and her faithful witness in the years that followed have had a lasting impact on my life.

My freshman year at Auburn University I began to learn more about the breadth and depth of a personal relationship with Jesus as I experienced the compassionate love and joy of a community of believers living out their call to be the Body of Christ with gusto. I experienced His love and mercy profoundly, and I witnessed this community grow and diversify, touching all corners of campus for Christ.

As I reflected and prayed about the impact that FOCUS has had on Auburn's campus during my undergraduate career, I felt called to apply for this ministry myself and realized a desire to serve to serve the Lord as a FOCUS missionary.

Your Impact

As a FOCUS missionary I rely on the spiritual and financial support of a team of mission partners.  I have been blown away by the generosity of these wonderful people, and I have been so blessed to share life and mission with them.  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.

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