Meredith Hovis

"The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort.  You were made for greatness."

Pope Benedict XVI

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Where I serve

I am serving my second year on mission with FOCUS at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.  I am so excited to return to campus with the college students whose lives led to my transformative first year as missionary, but also encounter new students and invite them to share their lives with me, so that I might have the chance to share my story with them too!   

My Story

As a student at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln I figured I would find a sense of fulfillment in committing myself to anyone that requested my time and any organization that was of the slightest interest to me.  Quickly, I began to go through the motions of each day without truly investing myself in the people around me.  My way of life was exhausting.  I was seeking purpose without any real direction and very few true supporters.  Gratefully, I discovered a desire to completely reinvest myself in the one thing that had always been a part of me - my Catholic faith.  In doing so, I found incredible peace and reassurance in each of my involvements, authenticity in my relationships was established, and I learned to trust the Lord's plan for my life rather than simply follow the "wants" of my own plan.  My trust in Him has led me to discover my true purpose and identity and instilled in me the confidence and courage I need to join Him on His mission.  By investing in a few just as Jesus did, I can play a small role in the total transformation of the world by bringing Christ's pure and simple joy to those people most desperately seeking renewal and the ultimate comfort guaranteed in relationship with Him.

Your Impact

Upon accepting the call to join Christ on His mission by serving through FOCUS's campus ministry, I placed my total trust in the Lord's providence.  In this trust, I have chosen to rely entirely on the financial and spiritual support of mission partners.  The number of people that have impacted my life is tremendous and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to journey through campus with my fellow missionary brothers and sisters.

If you are interested in partnering with me on this mission, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment.  I would be so honored to share this humble 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 …