Leah Bostany

"Be who God created you to be and you will set the whole world ablaze." --St. Catherine of Siena

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. I am overjoyed to evangelize at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, for my second year of mission.  I am excited to begin this journey with students and bring them to Christ through bible studies and one-on-one discipleship.

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. 

My junior year at Auburn I joined a FOCUS bible study, and life was never the same. The women in that study cared so deeply for me, and I was inspired to imitate them as they imitated Christ. I recognized that they had an unshakeable joy around which their whole lives were centered. Our missionary Liz and I got lunch one day and she invited me to attend the FOCUS Student Leadership Summit in San Antonio in January of 2016, where I made an honest confession and a true reversion to the faith. In that week, God revealed to me a new, more sustainable way of life that would bring me true joy like I had never known before. Upon returning to campus I was on fire for Christ and wanted to know Him more fully. FOCUS gave me the supportive community and resources to make that happen, and so nearly a year later, I accepted the role of campus missionary as part of the class of 2017. 

My goal in mission is to discern God's will for my students and lead them in His mercy and truth. I truly believe that in today's world, we are not losing young people to overt vices, but to the silent ones--apathy, depression, anxiety, loss of identity, and more. The news of God's redemptive love is too good not to share, and it is for every student, regardless of where they come from or where they are going. By the grace of God FOCUS is changing lives by modeling for students the joy that comes with divine intimacy and authentic friendship, which empowers them to spiritually multiply and win souls for Christ.

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. --C.S. Lewis

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 …