Robert Bauman

Mark 10:45: "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Saint John Paul II: β€œIt 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 hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.”

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Where I serve

Currently, God has called me to serve at the University of Troy for my second year as a FOCUS missionary. I am very excited to serve alongside wonderful missionaries and see what God will do in the lives of students on campus! 

My Story

I grew up going to church on Sundays as a Methodist Christian, but outside of weekly service my faith was not central to how I lived daily. I sought my identity in things I did, liked, or wanted, often comparing myself to my peers. But when I went to college, that all changed as I joined a Christian fraternity on campus. God began to soften and mold my heart in many ways as I encountered Christ, but particularly regarding my identity as a beloved child of God. As I began to live out of the true freedom of this identity and taste and see the goodness of The Lord, I began examining what I believed theologically and why. Eventually, it culminated in God leading me to join the Catholic Church. 

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students into a life-changing relationship with 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. 

Your Impact

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 prepare to serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I would be honored to share FOCUS' vision of this mission with you! My email is: [email protected] God Bless!

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 …