Andrew Mitchell

"He said to them, “Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.””‭‭

Matthew 4:19

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Where I serve

After playing football and basketball at Iowa State and working the past two years as the strength & conditioning coach for TCU Men's Basketball, in God's providence (and humor), I have been assigned to serve at the University of Texas at Austin. This puts a whole new meaning to when Jesus said, "love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." The Texas Longhorns have always been a fierce rival in the BIG 12 conference but now the place I serve and call home. It is an honor to be tasked with sharing the Gospel of God's love through Jesus Christ and His Church while discipling young men to know, love, and serve Him the same. I cannot wait to get started!! 

My Story

Answering the call to join FOCUS after 11 years in collegiate athletics was not easy but the peace and confidence God has provided far outweighs any hesitation to give my life fully to Him and the call to go and share the gospel with others. In July of 2018 I experienced a profound conversion when I encountered God's powerful and merciful love in a personal way. After a life of inauthentic relationship and pursuing what the world said would define and fulfill me, I bounced off rock-bottom and decided to try and be who I claimed to be for most my life, a Christian. Of course I needed His help, and He came to my aid when I prayed, "Lord just make me a better man." An authentic relationship ensued for the first time, "...and it was good." Like the psalmist said, "for Your love is better than life." What was once just black marks on white paper, now became real. Love has a name, and His name is Jesus. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely completely on the Lord, and through Him, the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help provide for this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing family, friends, coaches, coworkers, and mentors who have journeyed with me over the years. But I don't want to stop there. Each and every relationship has had direct or indirect impact on my life and God never wastes any of those moments if we are aware of the gift that they are. 

I desire to share my mission with as many people as possible, that we may "all drink of the same spirit" and fulfill the great commission to "Go and make disciples of all nations.." If you are interested in partnering with me, please don't hesitate to call/text me at (515) 571-0855. Thank you!!

"Some give by going and others go by giving, without both there is no mission." - St. Mother Teresa

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