Peter Manfre

Howdy! My name's Peter! Thanks for joining this journey with me!

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Where I serve

The Lord has called me out of the great country of Texas and to cajun country, Thibodaux, Louisiana to serve at Nicholls State! God has called me to serve college students. You'll typically find me hanging out at the university cafe, St. Izzy's, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life and I would love to share it with you.  

Everyone has a desire to be deeply known and loved but many turn to the world to be filled and are left yearning for more. Everyone is also a beloved son and daughter of The Father. This world longs for the love of The Father and needs to be known by Him. St. John Paul II sums this up in saying, "It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle."   

My Story

This was the case for myself, as I entered college at Texas State I was a practicing Catholic with a rotting heart. My heart yearned to be known and loved but no mere mortal can satisfy that desire I learned.  The witness of several missionaries and their unending effort to walk with me through the ups and downs and bring me to the foot of the cross impacted me in a profound way. They loved me well but knew that only Jesus could fill me up. And lemme tell ya, Jesus has continued to vibrantly transform my heart and set me on this path I am currently on. The missionaries helped me see Jesus as the ultimate God of the universe who truly loves me intimately and desires a relationship with me. Because of their witness, I have come to know my identity as a beloved son of God.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ and this relationship. 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. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus.

In joining FOCUS, I have said "Yes" to entrusting Jesus with my very life and this mission He has entrusted me to. With that being said, He does not call me to go alone. Christ has invited me to radically join myself to him by committing to fully fundraise my support and rely on Him even more. I have been blessed by God immensely with the spiritual and financial support of incredible mission partners that literally go on mission with me through their support.  

Your Impact

My partners will storm Kansas State with me this year to bring souls to Jesus Christ and fulfill the Great Commission. Another saint I greatly admire, St. Therese of Lisieux, once said "Some give by going to the missions, others go by giving. Without both, there are no missions."  I can not do this mission, our mission, without you! 

If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment.  I'd be honored to share this mission with you. Contact me anytime at (281) 740-0967 or [email protected]  

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 …