Tommy & Halle Benes

Hi! We are Tommy and Halle, and we’re FOCUS Missionaries!

Where We serve

For undergrad, Halle attended Wayne State College and Tommy attended UNL, where he is currently finishing graduate school. We both serve at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Go Big Red!Our UNL Focus Team!

Our Story

We can’t wait to share the love of Christ with students on campus! We both grew deeply in our faith during our time in college. In a world that can feel very lonely for most students, we found a great sense of community through bible studies, discipleship, and our local Newman Centers. We were taught the importance of a personal relationship with God and authentic friendships with those around us. As we began to recognize the deep need for prayer, we began to attend daily mass and pray more frequently. Eventually, we discovered just how beautiful it can be to live your life for Christ!

In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us where we are, take on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. We hope to follow Jesus example to reach the world through friendship, formation and the sacraments the same way we were invested in. Jesus wants to have a personal and intimate relationship with each of us and we hope to help lead others to Him!

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help us through this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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