Alex DiVerde

Hey! My name is Alex and I am a FOCUS Missionary.  I am from Batavia, Illinois, and I graduated from Bradley University in May 2016. It was there that my relationship with Jesus Christ changed my life and led me to where I am today!  

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Where I serve

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to serve the students at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota during the 2016-2017 school year. I am thankful to get to take that experience with me as I serve the students at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas this coming year! 

I had the opportunity to run cross country and track in college. It was through that affiliation that a FOCUS missionary found me and changed my life. I am even more blessed to have the opportunity to be a Varsity Catholic missionary at The University of Texas-Austin where my primary focus will be serving the student-athletes on campus. I gave you some details on how Jesus changed my life, but I think you should hear the full story and I would love to share it with you!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ and experience his love and peace.  I grew up with an incredible faith background from my parents, and my radical conversion to Jesus Christ came while I was in college. My first two years of college, my life consisted of sports, school, and mass on the weekends without a real relationship with Jesus.  My identity and life revolved around being an athlete, and I placed all my worth in my athletic ability and success.

Two years of working harder than I ever had before with no faster race times left me at a very vulnerable, displeased state of life. My identity was "as an athlete," and because I wasn't running well I felt lost that I was failing in life.  At the end of my sophomore year, a FOCUS missionary came into my life and helped me to rediscover my identity as a son of God.  It has been an incredible journey, and ever since then I have lived with an abundance of peace and joy.  I want others to know that love and peace, especially student-athletes who believe their whole life is defined by their play on the field or the time on a watch.  Everyday I try to imitate Jesus as best I can so I can show his love to those in spiritual poverty.  

Your Impact

As part of the call of being a FOCUS missionary, I have the privilege to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. The college campus is truly a spiritual battlefield, and I would love it if you would join the fight on my side to help win souls for Christ. 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.  You can reach me at 309-241-0107 or [email protected]

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