Gabe McHaffie

Hi. My name's Gabe. I'm a brother, a son, a friend, a Hoosier, a missionary, and most importantly a disciple of Christ.

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Where I serve

I am pleased to find God has called me to serve the apostolate of FOCUS as a Recruitment Manager! After years of serving as an on-campus missionary and Team Director, I will now coach our on-campus missionaries and Team Directors on how to raise leaders on campus, as well as  serving in the discernment process of those seniors and young adults asking the question, "Lord, where are you calling me to make disciples?" I'm ready to see what God has in store. Luke 12:49

My Story

My journey with FOCUS began just a few months before attending college. Back in 2011, I had the pleasure of hearing Curtis Martin, our Founder, speak at a men's conference in Indianapolis and, as a young Catholic serious about my faith about to attend a secular state school, I knew that FOCUS needed to be at Indiana University and I needed to partake in this mission.

My peers were constantly searching for something worth dying for, and for meaning in their lives. I realized I was the same and just shortly before my senior year of High School, as a freshman, I had an encounter with the living God in a real and personal way that not only showed that I was loved, but that He loved others too. Jesus is real and wanted to be so intimately close with me that all my concerns and others' were His concerns too.

This encounter, along with countless other pursuits of the Lord, prompted me to share the Gospel message and to start small groups in college. In these groups, we looked to become better men and women of God and practiced daily prayer, a sacramental life, and live differently.

There is indeed good news! Christ died as a total gift because of our broken relationship with God so that we can live with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit forever in Heaven—what we were made for!

Your Impact

I have never been so alive. Simply sharing with others about the mission of the Church and the fact that God has called me to live it in this way causes me to smile from ear-to-ear. Serving as a missionary has stretched me and shown me the many blessings of God. I have been a part of students' transformation from nonbelief to belief and follower. In order to continue to reach the college campus, I am partnering with a team of supporters to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28). This is a great part of our ministry and the mission is only made possible by partnering with you through prayer and financial support!

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 …