Anthony Kowal

“The human heart is too large to be filled with money, sensuality, or the smoke of glory, which is illusory, even if it stuns. It desires a higher, limitless and eternally lasting good. But this good is only God.” -Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Where I serve

I proudly serve as a missionary on the campus of Fort Hays State (Roll Tiges!!!) in Hays, Kansas with 3 other missionaries where we form students into missionary disciples. My team and I equip these students with the tools and knowledge to go out into the world and make disciples of their fellow classmates and future parishioners. I hope to lead my generation into the Lord’s arms where we know we are truly God’s beloved children.

 

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My Story

I was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska where I attended Creighton Preparatory Highschool. I then pursued my bachelors degree for Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During my time in college, I found a deep love for my Catholic faith. The Newman Center provided classes on philosophy in faith, which helped me realize that the Catholic church is based not only on faith but also on reason . I was invited to join a bible study called the Crux, which went over the basic structure of the Catholic faith through sacred scripture. It made me want to dive deeper into my faith and learn to live a fulfilling life. Finally, I realized the beautiful history and sacred tradition of the Catholic church. Through much formation and perseverance I realized that I was called to share the good news with others. This love for Christ wasn’t something to hold solely in my own heart. My senior year of college I made a commitment to share the message that we are beloved children of God and nothing can break that. I took on a leadership role through leading a bible study and a discipleship group, to invest in my fellow students and help them grow in their faith. I was able to recognize and accept my true identity as a child of the living God. Just as the Father told Jesus in the gospel of Mark, which he tells us this everyday.

“On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Mk 1:10-11

I dedicated myself to reflecting God’s love to those around me. I want to live a life of virtue and contemplation and encourage the people around me to do the same. I firmly believe that joining FOCUS will allow me to fulfill this commitment. I am thrilled to walk with the students on my campus, encouraging them to look in their lives and see where God is working. Everyday I get the chance to remind them that they are LOVED, WANTED, and are a BELOVED child of God!

Your Impact

Thank you so much for choosing to support me and the mission of FOCUS! I am truly honored to be partnered with you in spreading the love of Jesus Christ to college campuses throughout the united states! Together we will not only change the lives of the students on campus, but also change the culture for Jesus Christ! Thank you for your yes, and your amazing generosity!

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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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