Matthew Barbier

My name is Matthew! I'm a FOCUS missionary!

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Where I serve

I am really excited to be going serve at Troy University in Alabama! The Lord has been doing some great things in my life, and I am so glad that I will be able to share this joy with the students on that campus!

My Story

My time in college at Nicholls State University was a time of growth and realizing the path the Lord was directing me. 

I first encountered the Lord at Nicholls through a FOCUS missionary pursuing me in friendship even when it was not easy to be my friend, but he truly desired a friendship with me. He was a great example of what living from his relationship with Jesus looked like, and that is something that I began to desire greatly. I began to pray and that is where the Lord captured my heart. 

Although I was striving for a relationship with Jesus, I was still caught up in where He was calling me post-graduation. After graduating from Nicholls in Business Administration I began to purse my "dream job". Through the next 6 months I began to realize there was more that the Lord was calling me to, but I was unsure what that was. Then the Lord gave me an opportunity to go visit some missionaries at summer training, and from that experience I knew the Lord was calling me to be a FOCUS missionary. The love these people had for Jesus and the joy they were pursuing was something I could not shake. 

The next few months the Lord showed me a path that has led me to this point. I am super excited to embark on this next part of my life at Troy University and am hopeful of the fruit that will come of this campus.

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 …