Christopher Appel

Hey! My name's Christopher, I was born and raised in a tiny town in Eastern Washington called Colfax, and I have the incredible privilege of being a FOCUS Missionary.

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Where I serve

God has incredibly blessed me and called me to serve college students and the FOCUS team at Boise State University! You'll typically find me hanging out at in a coffee shop, the Catholic Center, or showing people the beauty of God's creation in the mountains! I am extremely excited to work with my three teammates to bring students to Christ.

My Story

I never expected to become a missionary. I've always been Catholic, but in truth it was never that close to my heart. Throughout college while active in my church, I grew further and further from Christ. Yet by all standards I was excelling at life, getting stellar grades, gaining acceptance to top medical schools, and having great times with my friends. Yet on the inside I could feel myself sinking into hopelessness and despair. There was little beauty in life, only the drudge of school work, and I was miserably unhappy. Then the missionaries on my campus invited me to attend the SEEK conference this past January, and this conference changed my life.

I remember during SEEK at adoration when Jesus revealed Himself to me. He showed me my life for what it really was, and I realized that if I wanted to be fully alive, I had to turn my life around. That was when I first started to actually spend time praying. As the missionaries walked with me and showed me more about my faith then I knew existed, I realized that for the first time, I was truly happy and thriving. It was a few months after SEEK that God put it on my heart to become a FOCUS missionary.

As a FOCUS missionary, I have the immense responsibility and opportunity to share this peace and joy I found in Christ with college students.

Your Impact

This mission is impossible to do alone. God called me to shine His light in places where there is a lot of darkness, that we may transform not only a college campus but a generational culture. If this is a mission that you would like to take part in I would ask that you consider partnering with me, spiritually or financially to bring about this change. I would love to talk to you about this mission, so please reach out to me ([email protected]) and we will get together! 

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 …