Megan Vantslot

Hi! My name is Megan. I'm a FOCUS missionary. 

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). I served my first year on campus at the University of Rhode Island and for my second year I was sent to brand new campus for FOCUS, SUNY Stony Brook on Long Island. I am grateful for the opportunity to return to Stony Brook for the 2019-2020 Academic Year! I'm so excited to continue sharing life and building relationships with the students there as well as my team: Zach, Austin, and Jeena!

My Story

I grew up in a Catholic home, but I didn't quite understand God's immense and personal love until I attended a conference in high school where I realized--wow, God loves me and wants to be in a relationship with me.  At the time, I desperately wanted to know this love in a deeper way and understand what it meant to live in relationship with Him, however, I had no idea how to practically live this out.  Upon entering college, I had the desire for somebody to walk with me in my faith and mentor me, however, at my non-FOCUS undergrad campus, I didn't really experience this in the way that I had anticipated.  As with many young adults, I found that it was a major struggle to live as a Catholic on a college campus, especially without the presence of a strong Catholic community.  When I discovered FOCUS (through FOCUS Digital Campus), I realized that this organization is what my campus and what I needed during my undergrad career. I didn't want anyone else to experience what I had experienced in having the desire for somebody to walk with them, but not having that person there. 

Now, the beautiful part about all of this is that in answering God's call to be a FOCUS missionary, I get to be that person for somebody. I get to be the person who shares their life with students and shows them that there is more to the faith than going through the motions and that they are not alone in this journey. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to know Jesus and fulfill His Great Commission of going out and making disciples of all nations, by leading 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. 

Your Impact

So 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. Without the support of both prayerful and financial mission partners, I cannot do the work that I have been called to!  If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and we can schedule an appointment. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, my email is [email protected] and my phone number is 908.251.4728.  I'd be honored to share this mission with you!

Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.                              
St. Catherine of Siena

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

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