William Ives

"None are so poor that they have nothing to give...and none are so rich that they have nothing to receive." - St. John Paul the Great

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Where I serve

God has called me back for a third year at the University of Pittsburgh to continue to serve the students and community there! Our goal is to represent the Love and Mercy of God and instill that compassionate, self-giving Love in the hearts and minds of as many students as we can. 

My Story

I am originally from the great state of Ohio. I was brought up in Cincinnati and went to college at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I graduated with a degree in finance and worked in the finance and accounting industries for about 2 years. I then experienced a profound conversion to Christ and His Church. After this experience of conversion and witness of Christ's mercy, God made it obvious to me that he wanted me to leave behind my current life and become a means for Him to be present to his children on college campus's which is the place that His people are most under attack. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to become a friend and mentor to our students and help them encounter God. After this encounter, we are trained to equip them so that they can go out and do the same in whatever field of work they decide to pursue. The essence of what it means to be Christian is to be Missionary. For knowing Christ is the greatest gift I have ever received and making him known through my words and my deeds is my greatest joy. 

A look at the team! - Jean, Katie, Joe, Katie and yours truly! Keep us in your prayers!

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.

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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 …