Carlos Garcia Alayon

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Southern California. You'll typically find me hanging out at the university cafe, the Catholic Center, or leading Bible Studies and praying with students. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. 

My Story

Why have I chosen to serve as a Catholic missionary? As Blessed John Paul II vehemently declared, the Church is in need of a New Evangelization. I have been blessed with the knowledge of the love of Christ, and therefore I am responsible. Christ's Great Commission calls me, therefore, to "go and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28: 19)

I have chosen to serve on a first-world college campus because it is there that people choose to embrace their faith or reject it. Students are faced daily with moral opposition and attacks on chastity, sobriety, modesty, and virtue.

Because of this, nine out of ten people lose their faith in college.

As a recent graduate from Columbia University in the City of New York, I have seen the need for students to re-encounter or discover faith. I have observed some of my brilliant and incredibly successful peers, live lives of misery, hopelessness and addiction. I have witnessed the love of God transform lives, endowing students with a deep joy, a sense of hope and purpose. Indeed, as St. Irenaeus put it “The glory of God is man fully alive.” 

Your Impact

I need your help to fulfill Christ's Great Commission (Matt. 28: 19-20).

If you would like to join me in this extremely important mission, please consider joining my support team. I would love to speak with you more in person or over the phone about the mission of FOCUS and the necessity of the work we do. Alone, I can do nothing, but together, and through the grace of God, WE can transform our culture!

While I give to the mission by going, you can go to the mission by giving. I invite you to partner with me in this vital work by adopting me as your missionary. Simply click the "Make A Donation" tab under my photo.

Together, we will change the world - one soul at a time.

I look forward to sharing this journey with you! Please e-mail me ([email protected]) with any questions.

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 …