“I have come so that you might have life, and have it abundantly.”
These words of Jesus Christ echo the longing that each of us find in our hearts. Whether you pursue adventure, success, religion, or service, we all find ourselves seeking something beyond ourselves, looking for abundant life. I serve as a Campus Missionary with the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) on the campus of Wright State in Dayton, OH. I want to help students find this fullness of life, and I believe that it is only in Jesus Christ that we find exactly what He promises.
Jesus makes clear in the Gospel of Matthew 6:24 that “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” The call to serve Christ requires our whole yes. I realized more than I had ever before amidst the poverty of my mission to Togo. I had little belongings, knew no-one, and was convicted of only one thing, that each and every person was made to love and be loved by God. Full stop. The rest of our lives must assist us in this invitation, otherwise its weight that holds us back.
There is no answering only part of the call to serve Our Lord God. He gave everything, and everything is what he asks of us. Jesus has convicted my heart of the call that He professes at the conclusion of that same Gospel of Matthew in 28:19-20 “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
I have answered this call to serve on a college campus, reaching out to the students that the devil wants so badly to get caught up in this world. I cannot do this alone. In order to pursue this call I need your support. Please consider donating to my mission. By your donation you too become a part of this call. You answer Jesus as he implores, "Go and make disciple of all nations." Eternal souls are on the line. What has Jesus asked of you? How have you answered?
We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.
By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.
We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …