Ronan Canuto

  After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Luke 10: 1-3

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve Christ at Stephen F Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Christ radically changed my life and continues to surprise and bless me as He leads me in this journey we call Life! I'd love to share my journey with you. :)

My Story


Born in Brazil in a family of four siblings, my parents and I immigrated to the U.S to pursue a better future.  Little did they know that we would find something much greater than the American dream; we found Christ and His church! When I was a reluctant and skeptical sophomore teenager in high school, God reached down and touched my cold indifferent heart and gave it life. Never have I experienced such love and joy. Since then I have been striving to live my life as a true disciple of Christ and to bring the joy of the Gospel to other young people. God has blessed me in so many ways throughout this journey of life that I could likely spend hours if not days describing them.

One of the most recent blessings has come in the form of the call to share in Jesus' mission; to bring students into a real and intimate relationship with Christ and His church and to make them true disciples. What an amazing and humbling call! I never thought it was possible for me to serve the kingdom of God in this way! In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity to raise it to divinity in Himself. I look to Jesus’ own example in reaching the world to find the best method of reaching the world. It is amazing to see how Christ is transforming the lives and hearts of students!

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 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'd be honored to share this mission with you.

You can reach me at (772) 267-1216 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 …