Alek & Carly Mitchell

Hey! We're Alek and Carly, and we're FOCUS missionaries!

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Where we serve

God has called us to serve at Eastern Michigan University! We love living in Ypsilanti and sharing the Gospel with EMU students. It has been an enormous blessing to us to be married on mission, and as we prepare to welcome our first child into our family (any day now!), we are thankful that God has given us the opportunity to share the gift of family life with our team and students! We are blessed to serve on an amazing team and we can't wait to watch God's blessings continue to unfold for us in our second year serving together at Eastern.

Our team: Samuel, Amanda, Dixie, Erin, Jessica, and us!

We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary this past July, and are thankful that we have spent the entirety of our marriage serving together with FOCUS.

Our Story

After we both came to know Christ through our time at Benedictine College, Alek's heart was transformed and convicted for mission through FOCUS discipleship. We got married after Alek's first year serving as a FOCUS missionary, and Carly was able to give her yes to full-time mission for the entire first year of our marriage. Alek is now in his third year of full-time mission, and as she steps into her new responsibilities as a mother, Carly will be continuing to serve the team and Eastern's campus in a part-time capacity. We have both benefited greatly from giving our time away to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the students at EMU, and we know the Lord has many fruits in store for this year. We know firsthand the power of spiritual multiplication and it is a gift to live it daily and fully within our marriage and family, on our team, and on EMU's campus.

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. We have been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We'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 …