Jared Burbach

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, . You'll typically find me hanging out on campus, the Newman center, or playing somebody in racquetball at the Rec Center on campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)

My Story

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 Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus.

I was impacted by several FOCUS missionaries while in college at Wayne State College and they helped me learn how to pray which lead my to encounter the Lord in a radical way my sophomore year of college. Since then, I have been striving to do God's will with my life and help lead others to Him. I answered His call to be a missionary when I was trying to make a decision between a few different job opportunities in my major or a FOCUS missionary when I heard the week before my interview with FOCUS Jesus say in the Gospel at a daily mass "The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few." When Deacon Gary said those words I knew right then in my heart what God wanted me to do.

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 …