Anne Marie Alwan

"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure!" - Pope St. John Paul II

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Where I serve

I am so happy to return for a second year at Washington State University! Jesus poured out His graces upon this past year, building up student leaders to become missionaries on their own campus! It has been a joy getting to walk with students on their journey through college and inviting them into a deeper relationship with Jesus. I am excited for them to experience the abundant peace and joy that His love has brought to my life! Here's to another year!

Meet this year's team!



My Story

Faith has always been a part of my life, but as I grew up, I lost sight of what it all meant. I started to believe that living for myself, seeking the approval of others and giving into passing pleasures would make me happy. I was left feeling empty, unsatisfied and utterly alone.

When I met the FOCUS missionaries, things started to change. I saw how four completely normal people were living so contrary to the college culture. They showed me how to have a real, personal relationship with Jesus and my life was never the same.

 My relationship with Jesus deepened and I experienced more peace and joy than I ever have. The faith of my childhood took root in my heart. Being a daughter of God became a lived experience. I felt fully alive and wanted to share that with everyone I encountered.

 That’s why I became a FOCUS missionary. I want students who feel unhappy, empty, and alone to know that there is a solution. His name is Jesus and He loves them more than they will ever know. I want to walk with students through their journeys of faith. I want to foster an encounter with the God who loves them and created them for greatness. I want them to know they are made for more.



Your Impact

I cannot do this alone. When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to reach a generation in need of hope. I want nothing more than to bring joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. If this mission connects with you, I ask that you consider partnering with me on a financial or spiritual level to help accomplish the Great Commission that Jesus gave us. I would love to talk with you more about this, so please reach out and we will get together. Thank you and God Bless!

 “Be who you were created to be, and you will set the world on fire.” 

                                            - St. Catherine of Sienna

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 …