David Roudebush

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve the students of San Diego State University as a first-year missionary!! Go Aztecs!!

My Story

When I entered college at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB-GO GAUCHOS!!!!), I didn't know if God really existed or not, and therefore did not truly believe in my cradle Catholic faith. I had always put other passions ahead of God in my life- movies, theater, the arts, Boy Scouts, history, politics, sailing, traveling, and many others- and never had truly found Jesus. However, when I got to UCSB, I immediately encountered the FOCUS missionaries on campus and was instantly struck by their witness of holiness. I firmly decided to take a closer look at Catholicism and got involved with ministry right away. I soon had a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ in prayer on the St. Mark's SEARCH retreat, and decided to make Jesus the center of my life. Since then, I have experienced deeper joy than I ever though imaginable in my heart and mind as Christ has continually drawn me deeper into Himself and His Blessed Life. I want nothing more than to see all human beings feel the same joy that I have felt, and be utterly convicted of their identities as Beloved Sons and Daughters of God. 

Your Impact

The prayers and financial support of my mission partners make my missionary work possible. I literally cannot do it without you. I am honored by all of the good people that the Lord has put in my life to support me in serving Him and His Church. By supporting me, you make it possible for students to encounter Jesus Christ and experience the same utterly changed existence that I have. 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 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.

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 …