Colin Smith

Hey! My name's Colin. I'm a Focus Missionary.

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Where I serve

I am the team director at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. You can find me on campus at the Catholic Center or Student Union giving Bible studies and teaching men about the amazing relationship our Father wants with them. I like to show men the relationship that the Father wants by hanging out off of campus at the missionary house or by going on an adventure around Columbia. These great experiences show men that they can have a genuine relationship with the people around them and more importantly with our Father in Heaven.

My Story

I attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. When I arrived at school my goal was to abandon my faith and enter the party scene as quickly as possible.  And unfortunately I succeeded. For the next two years I ran away from my faith as quickly as I could. Little did I know that the Lord was right behind me the entire time. After I hit rock bottom my sophomore year of college I received an ultimatum, drop out or check out FOCUS. So, I chose to hang out with the weirdos at FOCUS. Once I realized that they were just regular people struggling through this life like I was it changed my perspective on my faith. This was a window that the Lord was able to pour graces into abundantly. After my re-conversion I started to experience the Lord in a more real way than I thought possible. That transformation led to my yes to become a focus missionary. I moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma and for the past 2 years I have been on mission at Oklahoma State University. Now the Lord has sent me on a new adventure to the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. 

Your Impact

After experiencing the business world for a year after graduation, I realized that this part of my life needed to be put on hold for a time. In saying yes to 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 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.  

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