Collin Stoebner

'The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'- Psalms 118:6

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Where I serve

Currently, I am serving at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. I will be finishing up my degrees as well as playing my final year of collegiate football. During this time, I will be doing part-time missionary work until being sent to a new campus beginning in January to transition into full-time mission. I am enthused to finish evangelizing those from my home campus before heading out to my new home/campus. 

My Story

I grew up in a typical Catholic family. Going to college I wanted to make the faith mine. I joined a FOCUS bible study on campus and was a Eucharistic minister at the Newman Center. In football my sophomore year, I tore my bicep, which led me into a downward spiral in all elements of my life for months. When COVID hit, I once again began to struggle with not being able to interact with others or go to mass in person. I fell into the ‘college lifestyle’. This led me to start up FCA on campus, to join in fellowship with my fellow student athletes to bring some light to campus. I thought I was the closest you could be with Jesus, I was wrong. I experienced my greatest fall at the start of my senior year. I had nowhere to turn except for the Lord. Thanks to our FOCUS missionaries, I was able to take this as a learning point to change my life. I began to actually pray, read the bible, be attentive in mass, and receive the Lord's graces. After the football season, I promised to allow our Lord to take control of my life. I was flown out to Denver to interview for FOCUS. Months later, I received an offer and currently am a new hire for FOCUS. Thanks be to God and FOCUS for my conversion. I can not wait to work with all college students, but especially student-athletes to show them how to live a virtuous life through Christ.

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 help me through 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 partnering with me, please reach out to me at 605-228-4980 or [email protected] and I will schedule a time to meet up. I would be honored to share this mission with you.

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