Where we serve
University of Graz in Graz, Austria.
Tina and Mychal have similar but unique stories in how Jesus changed their lives. Tina comes from the fast-paced, New England state of Connecticut, and Mychal grew up in the easier-going midwest in Kansas. Both were raised faithful to the Catholic Church, but Jesus was only a part of their lives.
For both Tina and Mychal, like many students, college was a time searching and questioning. College was about having fun and it seemed to them that the Church was trying to squander that fun. It was not until they both independently met FOCUS missionaries at their respective universities that they were able to experience life fully alive. The missionaries invested their lives in Tina and Mychal, shared the love of Jesus Christ, and walked with them on their journey. They learned that fullness of life comes from giving Jesus your whole heart and trusting that God’s plan for your life is beautiful.
Post college, Mychal and Tina decided to serve as FOCUS missionaries and to dedicate their lives to sharing the Gospel of Christ on the college campus. It has been a wonderful adventure that eventually brought them to know each other. They met each other at the beginning of their first year, got engaged at the end of their second year, and got married at the end of their third year! They continue as a married missionary couple with their newborn son Ignacio on an adventure to bring the New Evangelization to Europe in Graz, Austria!
The desire to serve Jesus faithfully and trust him radically is what drew us to FOCUS. As missionaries, we get the opportunity to do this by inviting others to join us on mission through financial support. It has been nothing but a gift to partner with families and individuals around the country. If you are interested in joining us to change the tide of our culture we would love to meet you and would be so honored to share more about the work that God has called us to do!