Mikayla Gottwalt

If it breaks God's heart, why would it satisfy ours?

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Where I serve

Jesus has invited me to serve men and women preparing to serve us in Colorado Springs, CO. Go Falcons! In Colorado, I enjoy adventuring around the mountains, playing any sport (especially tennis), chatting with new people, and am ALWAYS down for a karaoke night.

(Above) My 2020/21 Teammates - Matthew, Kim, and Eric

My Story

FOCUS has impacted me in life changing ways. Throughout my college career at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, I encountered authentic friendships with people who called me higher and challenged me to pursue my relationship with Christ. During my senior year, I recognized the brokenness in myself and in those around me. Through friendships with FOCUS missionaries, SEEK2019, and a mission trip to Nebraska, I also encountered Jesus’ unending love for me and His deep desire to make the brokenness beautiful. Because of the magnitude of His deep love, I was struck with the urgency of helping others encounter Jesus so they can wake up from this world and strive for eternity with the Lord. The conviction of that urgency propelled me to respond to the need by saying “yes” to being a missionary. I am SO excited to continue encountering our Lord with those around me so that one day, we may all be with Him forever.

(Above) The falconCatholic cadets that attended SLS20. This group of friends made Colorado feel like home before I even had to move there.

(Above) Female FOCUS Missionaries and some of the student missionaries at UMD at a Student Missionary Night my semester as a FOCUS campus intern.

(Above) Kiddos greeting us on the 2nd day at the youth center during my FOCUS mission trip in Nebraska, March 2019.

Your Impact

This is not just a fun job I’m doing because I love Jesus and like making friends. It’s an urgent mission for souls that are in dire need of Christ. We are in a battle for the souls of ourselves and the souls of our brothers and sisters wandering the earth, being called home. 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 ([email protected] or 320-428-4674) 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 …