Annie Velasco

Hey! My name's Annie. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Oklahoma State University! As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by the abundant life Jesus has invited me into and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. 

My Story

In the summer of 2019, I biked 4000 miles from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK to raise money for cancer research. There were days that were so incredibly hard, but I kept thinking, “I’m doing this to cure cancer and that’s worth the fight.” And the more I fought, and the more I thought about my dad - how he came to Jesus at the end of his life, asked me to pray over him every night in hospice, received every sacrament he could, and told me he was so ready to see Jesus - I realized that that’s the most important thing we can do with our life - know, love & serve our Lord. So on that bike last summer, on the toughest days, I decided that if I was willing to bike 4,000 miles for a cure that, although would be incredible, is still only finite and would only save a person’s earthly body, what would I be willing to do for the eternity of their soul? What would I be willing to do to build the Kingdom of God? It would be worth even more than biking across the continent. For someone to encounter Jesus, like my dad did at the end of his life, it would be worth giving up everything. So that’s why I gave my Yes to mission.⁣

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. 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!

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 …