Jeannine Marie Malinao

"Love to be real, it must cost, it must hurt, it must empty us of self." 

-St. Teresa of Calcutta 

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Where I serve

DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. 

My Story

It has been quite an adventure during this past year as a first year missionary. Jesus has transformed my heart and is continuing to do so as I start my second year as a missionary back at DePauw! 

In prayer one day, I was reading Psalm 67 and I was reminded of Jesus' call to me into mission. It was during SEEK 2015 (a FOCUS conference) in the middle of Adoration and in the middle of my prayer I looked up to see thousands of college students, myself included, on their knees praising Jesus as He was being processed around the conference room. In this moment I thought, "Wouldn't it be awesome if the entire world praised Jesus like this when He comes again?" Immediately after the thought, I felt a voice deep in my heart that was inviting me to help make this thought a reality. Fast forward to the next year and I was accepting a position with FOCUS as a full time missionary - this is how God desires for me to invite all of His children back in union with Him through Jesus Christ. 

I am convinced that reaching out to souls on college campuses is the best way to reach souls around the world. This is such a crucial time in an individual's life and as a missionary I have the privilege to walk with them as they find their identities in Christ and come fully alive in their faith.  

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. If you are interested in partnering with me as I serve my second year at Depauw University, please let me know the best way I can reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I would be honored to share this amazing mission with you!


“...to bring souls to God- and God to souls.” 

Mother Teresa, Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta 

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 …