Jacob Leathers

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

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Where I serve

I will be serving back at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland for my second year with mission. Home to Mount St. Mary's Seminary, The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, I will be serving in a truly incredible area.

 On campus I will be reaching out to young men, accompanying them in their college experience and helping them to grow in a more loving relationship with Jesus Christ and His mission. (Matthew 28:18-20)    

My Story

The last couple of years has been pretty crazy. As I planned to move on from my four years at Benedictine College I was looking to find a job in one of my two majors of Accounting and Finance. I was hired with FOCUS as an accountant and for the first two weeks of my job I was sent down to Florida to New Staff Training for the college missionaries. I quickly felt the call from God to become an on campus missionary and FOCUS allowed me to change positions. I was assigned to Mount St. Mary's and enjoyed my first year serving the men on campus. 

This year I will be serving with these wonderful people. Keegan, Claire, Brooke, Hayley and myself (left to right) will be working along side the campus ministry to lead people to a deeper encounter with Jesus and his mission. 

 As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to imitate Jesus and His method of reaching the world, by sharing life and the gospel with them (1 Thes 2:8) and teaching them to do the same with those around them (2 Tim 2:2). I believe all will come to know the love and care of Our Lord.

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 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 …