Sam Giles

Hey! My name's Sam. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.”

Saint Augustine of Hippo

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Where I serve

I serve the mission of FOCUS as an Innovation Specialist at the FOCUS office in Denver, Colorado. I develop and maintain software that helps missionaries with their work on campus and helps the apostolate of FOCUS get better as a whole. After spending two years as a campus missionary at Baylor University, I could not be more convicted of the need to reach young people for Christ. It is a true privilege to use my gifts to work within the intersection of technology and ministry.

My Story

As a student at SMU, I had the opportunity to witness firsthand the battle that college students face. In fact, I was swept up in it. It wasn't until the end of my sophomore year that, through an encounter with the ministry of FOCUS, I began to realize that only Jesus could fill the hole in my heart. Through His grace, I have come to embrace the fullness of life that a relationship with Jesus Christ offers. I recognize that without the work of the FOCUS missionaries on campus I would not have encountered the Lord in the way that I did. This is why I believe that the mission of FOCUS carries the utmost importance.

My choice to become a missionary was a response to the desire to lead all students to Christ in the same way I was lead to 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. 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 mission so far, and am so blessed to be able to work on tools that will aid in the the encounter and transformation of so many more.

Your Impact

St. Therese once said, "Some give by going to the missions, others go by giving. Without both, there are no missions." Through answering the call to join FOCUS, I have the privilege of relying 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 go on mission with me through their support. As an Innovation Specialist, I and my mission partners have the opportunity to not impact mission just on one campus, but throughout the entire apostolate.  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.

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 …