Vance Smith

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Southern California. You'll typically find me hanging out at the Newman Center, meeting athletes on the track and field, taking students on adventures outdoors, or high-fiving people around campus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. I went to the University of Utah because I was looking for adventures in the outdoors. As a track and cross country runner, I chased that adventure by running in as many different places as I could in the western United States. I was wandering literally and spiritually, looking for something to fill a gap in my life. It was in college where I also found the Newman Center and met the FOCUS missionaries. Over my time in college, they showed me that what would fill this gap in my life is Jesus. I came out to Utah looking for adventure but then found Jesus who has led me on the greatest adventure of my life. I know there are many in college who are still wandering around lost in life. I want to bring this joy to these students and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. I want to then empower these students to integrate that message into their own lives as they find their own adventures in the world.

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.

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 …