Seb Maningding

Heyo! My name's Seb. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

"You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless unless they rest in You." - St. Augustine of Hippo

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Where I serve

Going back to campus as a FOCUS Missionary, God has called me to serve college students at Central Connecticut State University. I used to go visit Connecticut with my family when I was younger and have always loved the state so I am very excited to be going in my first mission at CCSU. Most likely you will find me in the University spending time with college students throwing a frisbee around or enjoying conversations in a cafe or bookstore. I am always looking forward to taking students out to camping trips and going on hikes. 

My Story

I have been blessed to have been raised in the Catholic Faith growing up with my family. However, I would not be the man I am today if it was not for an invitation from others living in their faith that I met in my freshman year in West Virginia University. Before I met these people who were living their faith out, I was pursuing other things that I thought would give me fulfillment and through this pursuit I turned away from my Christian faith. Through this invitation though, I was able to fall in love with the Jesus  Christ and pursue a relationship with God that I was longing for. It was also through authentic relationships that I started to live out my faith in my daily life as I strive for sainthood. And I was never alone in the journey as I was always with my brothers and sisters in Christ sharing the same mission to invite others into a relationship with Christ. 

After my time in College Campus Ministry, I returned to my home and started working as a Youth Minister and a Security Officer in Washington. My faith was definitely challenged in these past years, but it's grown much stronger through the Holy Spirit. However, I have always felt a deeper calling to return to campus and encounter the young people there as a full-time missionary. And so I give my YES to God, determined to walk with others and strive to be Saints. 

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.

Feel free to send me an email at [email protected] or a text or phone call at 240.374.3483.

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 …