Joel Bittner

Hi, my name's Joel. I'm a FOCUS missionary. And, so is my wife, Brenna! 

We are the Bittner's on Mission. Happy to meet you!

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Where I serve

I serve college students at Iowa State University in Ames, IA. I spend my days on campus in the dining halls, the library, the recreation center, dorm lounges, and fraternity living rooms! I work one on one and in groups with college men. I grow in friendship with them and help them to grow in relationship with God. I teach them how to pray, read scripture, and share their faith with others.

My Story

I am the type of person who fails often and needs mercy. I found this out in college as I looked for happiness and fulfillment in all the wrong places. All that time I should have been looking to the Lord, but I was distracted. And still all that time He was looking at me, loving me no matter what. The Lord came and found me through the help of FOCUS missionaries at the University of Nebraska. They showed me the mercy of the Father and how to have a relationship with Him. My life was forever transformed. Now as a missionary, I have the opportunity to help students know the Love of Jesus Christ.

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 …