John Paul Hernandez

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

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Where I serve

I am excited to announce that starting July 2020, I will be serving as a FOCUS missionary at Texas State University in San Marcos. My team, made up of my lovely fiancee Evelyn Wagner and two close friends, are tactfully working to bring Jesus Christ into the lives of many college students who do not yet know Him. Please pray for us as we enter into Jesus' Great Commission and make disciples at Texas State! Eat 'em up cats!

My Story

Coming into college, I thought I had it all put together. I went to Church on Sundays. I prayed before bed. I thought I was a missionary disciple of Christ ready to tackle the world. Looking back, I can see the pride in myself thinking I had all the answers. My freshman year, I realized that I was lacking. I was finding that joy, peace, and love were not entering my life and that my friendships were severely lacking depth and love. I did not realize that the missing part of my life was a relationship with God that was sincerely incarnational. Jesus was not someone that I could feel, grasp, see, or touch. He was the abstract perfect man that I served, but not the one that sought to draw close to me. Through deep friendships with a priest and later a FOCUS missionary who both directed me in my faith, I began to see Jesus in them. They were examples to me of how to live out my faith, and I wanted to be like them. I realized that in imitating them, I was actually pursuing to be like Christ. These two men were Christ to me, and through them, my life has come to know a love that never ends.

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 at Texas State. 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 …