Ben & Molly Kranda

"The Harvest is Abundant, but the Laborers are Few." - Luke 10:2

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Where I serve

My wife Molly and I serve at Wayne State College... Go Wildcats!  When I joined FOCUS, I thought I'd be sent somewhere far away from home like Colorado or Texas.  But God has a sense of humor, and He put me at a campus only an hour north of where I grew up!  Admittedly, I was initially disappointed that we were so close to home, but it has proven to be such a blessing!  

My Story

I grew up in the beautiful, small town of David City, Nebraska. In my first semester of college at the University of Nebraska, I gave in to many of the negative influences that exist on a college campus. I experienced the pain and the loneliness that comes from living a life separated from God. But God is so good. He brought me back into the life of love that He always intended for me to live, and He used FOCUS missionaries to do it. Through their love and friendship, they brought me back to the faith. On fire with the love of Jesus Christ, I spent the remainder of my undergraduate years as a student-missionary, striving to bring other college students like me into the same love that God has waiting for them. 

After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and accepting a job as a full-time missionary with FOCUS, I married my best friend. Molly is on fire with the love of Jesus Christ, and it has been such a joy to be called to this mission together. 

Being called to this mission as a married couple has been an incredible opportunity! In our culture today, many college students have grown up without the experience of living under a roof with two parents who love each other, distorting their idea of what a loving relationship looks like. As a missionary family, we have a unique opportunity to show the Father's love through the love that we have for each other in our marriage and being able to invite students into that love and into our very lives. 

Your Impact

As a FOCUS missionary, 100% of my salary comes from people like you who want to join us in the mission of FOCUS but are not able to be full-time missionaries. These mission partners support us financially, as well as with prayers. Without the support of mission partners, we would not be able to do what we do. In fact, without mission partners, FOCUS could not exist. Your financial support allows us to: 

~ radically share our life with college students 

~ reach out to students in the Greek system 

~ reach out to student-athletes 

~ lead weekly Bible studies 

~ mentor students one-on-one 

~ train student-missionaries in evangelization 

~ lead mission trips in the U.S. and abroad 

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 in 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 …