Bryson Thomas

Hello! I'm Bryson and I'm a FOCUS missionary!

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Where I serve

I am serving at the Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS. I was born and raised in Eastern Oregon, graduated from Kansas State University, and I'm thrilled to be back in the PNW!

My Story

I was raised in a Protestant family in Baker City, OR. Faith was a big part of my upbringing, but I never really knew what it meant to have a relationship with Christ.  It wasn’t until I came to K-State that I really began to make my faith my own. I ended up getting involved with a non-denominational ministry on campus, developing good prayer habits, and surrounding myself with fellowship. I thought I had finally found my place, and I was so excited to go out and share the Gospel! 

It wasn’t until one of my best friends, Elizabeth, converted to Catholicism that I began to question if I was where God intended me to be. I had always looked up to her as an example in the Christian faith, and her decision set in motion a time of searching and longing for deeper intimacy with God. Around the same time, my good friend Kaylor was becoming increasingly involved with FOCUS, and her example as a faithful Catholic woman helped me to better understand the faith and the beauty of the Church. Kaylor eventually became my RCIA sponsor my Junior year and stood beside me as I was received into the Church on May 31, 2020!  Through these relationships, God has brought me into divine intimacy with Him. I cannot imagine myself being anywhere else, and I feel as though the Catholic Church has always been my home.   

Your Impact

In order to minister to the students at Fort Hays State University, I am asking the spiritual and financial support of mission partners. I would be honored if you would partner with me on mission! Through the support of mission partners, God is changing the lives of countless college students. If you are interested in becoming a mission partner, let me know how to best contact you and I will set up an appointment!

Feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions or prayer intentions!  

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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 …