Cassandra Powell

Hey! My name's Cassandra. I'm a FOCUS missionary at Coast Guard!

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Where I serve

After a year of serving as a missionary at Navy, the Lord has called me to enter into my second year of mission at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. It is a huge blessing in my life to be given the opportunity to serve and be on mission with those who serve our country. You will often find me hanging out in Dry Dock (the cafe on campus), sitting by the water, going for a run with cadets, or exploring the nearby New England towns. 

My Story

As I entered college, I felt a bit lost in my faith and attempted to search for my identity in the things of the world. Nothing sufficed, which was when I had an encounter with love Himself. God is love (1 John 4:8). These three words from the Bible changed my life. Through authentic friendships, the FOCUS missionaries on campus, and changing my life to center it around Christ, I was able to encounter Jesus so powerfully that I couldn’t help but share Him with others! I discovered my identity as a beloved daughter of God and I thought, "How many people are feeling lost or just going through the motions of their faith and do not have anyone to reach out to them and speak truth into their lives?". 

Everyone deserves to hear the Gospel, which is why I am on mission to share the reason for my hope and bring light to the darkness found in the lives of so many college students. When we say "yes" to Jesus and His mission to make disciples of all nations, He fills us with a joy and love for souls that allows us to encounter college students and model how to live a Christ-centered life so that they can do the same for others and reach the world. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to join me in 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 becoming a mission partner, please let me know of the best way to reach you and we can schedule an appointment. You can send me an email ([email protected]) or give me a call (304-482-7062). I'd be happy to share more about the 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 …