Blake Matson

Hey I'm Blake - and I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I am serving my second year at Northwest Missouri State University. (it's a mouthful, I know) I absolutely love my job as a missionary, it allows me to first pursue my own continued conversion towards a life in Jesus and the gift is I get to invite college students into this life as well. At Northwest, this looks like attending mass in our humble basement chapel, visiting our Lord in adoration any time of the day or night, and living a life of abundant joy alongside a community of young people who desire to be missionary disciples. Some of these disciples are my teammates who are pictured below.

My Story

Ever since the Lord barricaded Himself into my heart at age 19, I have desired to chase after the heart of the Father with a reckless abandon. From mission trips, to youth ministry, to diocesan fundraising, I have been on quite the journey to encounter what Jesus wants for my life. All of these experiences have led me to FOCUS, where I get to accompany young men in their everyday lives, walking alongside them as they discern God's plan for their lives - while also working within an apostolate that has a vision to reach the world for Jesus. I absolutely love being a missionary - it is an honor to serve the Church in this capacity.

Your Impact

The best part: my YES can also be your YES.

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 …