Teresa Henderson

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

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Where I serve

God has continued to call me back to serve on campus for a 5th year. I'll be moving to the concrete jungle of Detroit, Michigan to the campus of Wayne State University. This will be FOCUS's first year on this campus which means an exciting challenge is ahead! Since I began my time on staff, I've been able to learn so much from the campuses I've served on prior - Drake University and Indiana University, and I'm excited to take what I've learned to a new city and have the opportunity to lay the foundation for FOCUS on this campus. Pray for us to encounter souls!

Pray for my team - Ryan, Kyle, and Anna 

My Story

I didn't come from a religious family, so growing up I didn't know who God was or that He wanted a relationship with me.  In college, I joined a sorority and that quickly became my identity.  My senior year a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go to a bible study she was in and I did.  It turns out this bible study was led by a FOCUS missionary who befriended me in a way that I hadn't experienced before - she truly cared about me and authentically wanted to love me and share life with me.  This was the beginning of my journey into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  This journey continued - I got confirmed into the Catholic Church, I took part in the sacraments, and developed true, authentic friendships with people.  My life has entirely changed - my identity is in Christ, and I know what it means to have true joy and true purpose.  I want every person to have this incredible opportunity to change their lives and to live the way we have been created to live.  The first step is an invitation and as a FOCUS missionary, I have the chance to reach thousands of college students to let them know that Jesus desires to know them and love them.  

Your Impact

I would love your prayers and support as I am on campus this year. 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.  If you are interested in partnering with me, please email me at [email protected] and let me know of the best way to reach you, and we can schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you. I want to thank you in advance for your gifts, I assure you the reward is much greater for you and the beautiful souls I will encounter than it is for me.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

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Teach Others to Share Christ

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