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 calling me home to Indiana, to serve at my Alma Mater, Indiana University. On campus, I love to meet students playing sports and getting lunch with the ones that I know or will know after I sit down with them. Indiana is not going to know what hit them! I'm ready to see what God has in store for me, my team, and the students at Indiana. 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, Founder and CEO of FOCUS, 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.

Seeing a growing number of my peers searching for something worth dying for, and searching for the meanings of their lives was thrilling. It excited me because shortly before my senior year, as a freshman in high school, 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 was and 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 gospel message, and to start small groups in college. In these groups we looked to becoming better men and women of God, and really what being a Christian is. Now working through FOCUS, I strive still to share the good news, Christ died because of our tainted relationship with God so that we can live with Him forever.  

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.

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 …