Zachary Smith

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

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Michigan Tech. You'll typically find me hanging out at St. Al's or on campus, at the EERC or the Library. 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

A desire to know God through prayer in my last two years of high school altered my life. This time spent in prayer gave me a hunger for union God and his people which got me connected with campus ministry in college.

As soon as I got on campus at Michigan Tech the Lord put people into my life who showed me, I was worthy of being known and loved. I was invited into a FOCUS bible study by another student, Mike Best. And as we read God’s sacred word together each week and applied it to our lives, I began to see more clearly who God is and who I am despite my failures, and that He even has a plan for me that is so good!

Mike and I grew in friendship and I could see that he had something different in his life that I did not. Over time I realized that God was at the center of his life, and that I only had God as part of my life. It became clear to me that I needed to make my relationship with God my most important priority. Mike taught me to pray with scripture and to trust in the Lord and seek him each day no matter what. Through God’s grace in the sacraments, I receive and take to heart my true identity and want nothing more than to be his beloved son each day.

At the SLS18 conference I comprehended truly for the first time how to live my faith fully for others and not just for myself. I learned that Jesus himself simply calls us to be inviting others into relationship with him and his Father. I thought that if my life has been radically transformed by Christ and his Church, I must tell others about this live changing truth! As a missionary I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world and I’ve been amazed by the many different people I have encountered on campus.

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. If you have any questions about my mission, please do not hesitate to reach me at [email protected]

Know, Love and Serve God

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Build Virtuous Friendships

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Teach Others to Share Christ

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