Where I serve
This will be my 6th year serving as the Team Director at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND.
I encountered Jesus in college at a FOCUS Conference, and it changed my life forever. Before the conference, I was enslaved to sin and entrenched in a lifestyle of partying. My faith in God was nearly nonexistent, and I was unhappy, to say the least. Leading up to the conference, I had been praying in desperation with Jeremiah 29:13, "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart." I told Jesus, "If you are real, show me." During the closing mass of the conference, I heard Jesus speak directly to my heart in answer to that very prayer. I heard Jesus' voice in my heart, "Jonathon, if you really want to find me, become Catholic." It put my head into a tailspin. After the conference, I slowly turned away from the life I had been living, and a short four months later, I entered the Church. Since then, I have felt the call to fulfill the Great Commission and to make disciples of all nations through the work of FOCUS.
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 in this mission. It really is the impact of your prayers and support that the ministry is bearing the fruit that it is. So thank you!