Anthony Andera

@AnthonyAndera

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

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Where I serve

As a December graduate I am not yet aware of my missionary assignment. I will be living in Sioux Falls for the Fall Semester of 2020 and will be working with the FOCUS Team at South Dakota State University. Additionally I will be helping at Christ the King Parish in Sioux Falls which serves the students of Augustana University and The University of Sioux Falls. I will graduate in December, and at that time I will be placed on a college campus as a full time missionary. 

My Story

Throughout my years in college I have experienced amazing things fostered by FOCUS missionaries and the faith activities at the Newman Center on campus. I have been blessed to participate in three separate mission trips to Peru to help serve the poor. I have attended a FOCUS SEEK conference and a FOCUS SLS conference where a fire has been put on my heart to share the Faith and the Love that Jesus has for all of us. These experiences have helped me grow in my own faith journey, and have helped me experience the deep sacrificial love that Jesus has for all, not only on college campuses but all over the world. I look up to St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta because of her desire that each person know the love that God has for them, to know that in their darkness He is the light that guides their heart. Mother Teresa wrote a letter to her fellow Missionaries of Charity called "I Thirst". In this letter she descries the DEEP Thirst that God has for each soul. Reading this letter was a call to me to become a FOCUS missionary and to be a vessel for the Lord so that He may use me to share His endless love. 

 "I THIRST FOR YOU. Yes, that is the only way to even begin to describe My love for you.I THIRST FOR YOU. I thirst to love you and to be loved by you. So precious are you to Me that I THIRST FOR YOU.  Come to Me, and I will fill your heart and heal your wounds. I will make you a new creation and give you peace even in your trials."  

Your Impact

I would like to invite you to join me on this mission as a FOCUS missionary. As on body of Christ, together we share the mission to make disciples of all nations. If not for your prayers and financial support this mission would not be ale to happen. God has blessed me with men and women who have shaped me into the man I today, and I want to continue this journey with you. I would be honored to discuss this mission with you personally. Please contact me with the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I look forward to sharing this mission with you. 

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