Joshua Wanner

Howdy! My name is Joshua Joseph, and I am a second year missionary at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK!

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Where I serve

Go Pokes! This year I'll be joining the Cowboys down in Stillwater, OK, home of "America's Brightest Orange".

My Story

Growing up in the Pacific Northwestern region of the US, I had a difficult time living out the Catholic faith that my parents sought to raise me in. I was being formed well in my religious education classes at my parish, but my peers in school were living drastically different lifestyles. It wasn't until my sophomore year of college when I transferred to Eastern Washington University that I finally found a community of committed, devout Catholics my age. It was there at the EWU Newman Center that I had my first real interaction with the risen Christ in prayer during a retreat held in the Spring. My heart was overwhelmed by God's love for me and I was set ablaze with the desire to serve His kingdom here on earth. My perspective shifted from trying to secure any job I could in order to fulfill temporal desires to participating in a mission that is centered on fulfilling the call to make disciples of all nations. Now, my greatest desire is to pass on the many gifts God has bestowed upon me and to do His will to the best of my ability.

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 on 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 use the link above to support this mission in any way you can, and feel free to reach out to me personally if you would like more information. 

"Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well." - Matthew 6:33

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