Matthew Flanagan

Howdy! My name's Matt. I'm a FOCUS missionary at the University of Kansas! #RockChalk

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Where I serve

As a missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, or FOCUS, I will be working with and serving men and women on the college campus. This year I am serving at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. If want to find me or one of my awesome teammates, you will probably find any one of us at the St. Lawrence Catholic Center or on campus talking to students! 

My Story

Just this past May I graduated from Texas A&M University! Whoop! It was at the SEEK 2017 Conference put on by FOCUS that I felt God calling me to be a missionary and realize a newfound desire on my heart. The desire is this: to lead young men and women to having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus, and I want nothing more than for others to hear the life-changing message of the Gospel and to experience the joy a relationship with Him can bring! 

God humbled Himself in the greatest of ways, taking on our humanity in everything but sin so that He might show us His love. By accepting death on a cross, He restored our broken relationship with Him caused by sin. In His three years of public ministry, Jesus spent almost all of His time investing deeply in a few, His twelve disciples. And look what those twelve disciples did; it is through their witness that the Church exists today! If we want to reach the world, then what better way than to follow the model of Jesus. 

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 in the mission of reaching college students. There is a great deal of trust involved in relying on the support of others, but it is in that uncertainty that I can put my faith in the generosity of God and of others. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I would love to schedule an appointment and discuss how you can join in this mission. I'd be honored to journey 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 …