Austin Klarsch

“Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24)

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(314) 562-0075

Where I serve

The Ohio State University

Go Bucks!

My Story

“Whether we are fully conscious of it or not,…we desire a change of life, a conversion from what we presently are to a more precise embodiment of the likeness of Christ at the center of our being, radiating out from us through all our thoughts, words, and actions.” -Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

At the start of my senior year at Mizzou, a FOCUS missionary began to accompany me with my relationship with Jesus, which led to a series of intimate encounters with Him. Friendship with this missionary pointed me towards the purpose of my creation: to be with Jesus and become like Him!

After having encountered the living Jesus, He has continued to freely drive me to diffuse His divine life into others through authentic brotherhood. I was more than blessed to serve at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this past year, and I am excited to continue my second year with FOCUS now at The Ohio State University. Please pray for me and the students I accompany!

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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