Adam and Hayley Heskett

Where We serve

We are very excited to be serving at Southeast Missouri State University! We cannot wait to see what the Lord does in the hearts of college students through our mission here in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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Our Story

It is such a gift to share in the joy that we have found in the Lord with so many other college students! We were both raised in faithful Christian homes, but experienced testing in our faith throughout high school, and doubted the Lord’s plan our lives, desiring to fill the need that only he could fill, with things of this world. We both grew tremendously in our relationships with the Lord throughout our first years in college at our Protestant college ministry, and began to walk with other men and women as the Lord grew us in our faith. Getting married the summer before our junior year, the Lord continued to make his faithfulness known to us as we encountered the gift of marriage and family, and began to see beauty in the Catholic Church.

While in the process of converting to the Catholic Church in October of 2023 and welcoming our daughter into the world in November, we very clearly saw fruit in the mission of FOCUS through the ways that the missionaries there were reaching college students at Mizzou. This mission and vision is so close to the life Jesus lived of spiritual multiplication, making disciples who can then be equipped to make disciples.

From our time spent in our Protestant college ministry, to converting to the Catholic Church, we have seen the Lord continue to grow us in virtue, as we strive to be more conformed to the image of Jesus. Experiencing ourselves the great emptiness that comes from a life without the Lord, we desire to be a witness to college students through the way that we live out the gospel and invite them into communion with Jesus!

Your Impact


“Some give by going, and some go by giving. Without both, the Mission does not exist.”

– Saint Mother Teresa

By accepting the call of going on mission with FOCUS, we also said “yes” to relying on the spiritual and financial support of generous mission partners. Because of people like YOU, we are able to walk alongside other college students in their faith journey, and to help bring souls to Christ! It is a privilege that the Lord allows us to participate in mission together, and we would love to be able to share in this mission with you!

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” – Matthew 28:19

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FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

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

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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