Alec Baryenbruch

"Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ." - John 17:3

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Where I serve

I serve as a first year FOCUS missionary at New York University in downtown Manhattan with a team of three other missionaries. We encounter many students and non-students who do not know Jesus Christ in a deep, alive, and personal way. It is our duty to spread the Good News to them that we need Jesus to save us, and that He will actively transform our lives eternally if we allow Him. This is the mission we seek to carry out every single day.

My Story

I have prayed to God in silence for an hour each day for the majority of about three years now. I began to pray this way thanks to the support of my Catholic fraternity brothers, a FOCUS missionary, and a Newman Center retreat. Daily dialogue with God has hands-down improved my life more than any other action I have taken.

I noticed throughout the rest of college that not many other people, especially my age, have discovered the impact of consistent interior dialogue with God in prayer. As my college career came to a close, I developed a burning desire to teach others how to truly know Jesus Christ personally, as a human being and as God incarnate--to develop a real relationship with Him, which has utterly transformed everything about my life experience and it's meaning.

The mission work of FOCUS through invitation to events like Bible studies or serving the poor in the streets, large group conferences, and simple friendship has transformed thousands of college students' lives already. Students are truly coming to know Jesus Christ and become disciples of Him. This is actively transforming the future of our families, parishes, communities, and the entire Church, but this transformation is just beginning.

Your Impact

This mission won't continue without the financial and spiritual support of our mission partners. If you are interested in joining my support team, please let me know of the best way to contact you, and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to invite you onto the team, so we can participate in renewing the lives of our families and the life of the entire Church together.

Please pray for our mission, and thank you for reading!

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 …