Ethan Deters

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve at the University of Southern Mississippi. You can find me in the Catholic center, at the Payne Center, or exploring the local cuisine in Hattiesburg. I'd love to meet up and trade life stories with you. Even more, I hope to share the light that Christ has brought into my life.

You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.
John 15:16

My Story

When I first came to college, I was lost. Although I grew up in a loving Catholic family, I did not seek to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Still, Christ revealed Himself to me in authentic friendships and in scripture during my junior year. God softened my heart to receive His love, and I came to finally understand who I am as a son of the Father. God then moved my heart to follow the great commission by making disciples of all nations, beginning on college campuses. As a FOCUS missionary, I have the privilege to tell students like me that they are loved more than they can ever know and to invite them into a relationship with Jesus. There is nothing I would rather do because there is no greater love than the love from God.

Your Impact

When God called me into mission, I decided to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have accompanied me as I go on mission for Christ and His church. If you are interested in joining 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 …