Brendan Walsh

“There’s no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” – St. Augustine

Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Idaho in Moscow. Maybe you’ve never heard of Moscow, which is why I’ve prepared some fun facts for you.

Moscow (MOSS-Koe) Fun Facts:

  • Moscow, ID was named after Moscow, Russia by the city’s founder, Samuel Neff, who admired Russian culture and literature.
  • The “Palouse” is the 6,000 square mile area surrounding Moscow. It’s known for its rich agriculture, and is distinguishable by its rolling hills covered in beautiful golden wheat fields.
  • Moscow’s infamous Farmers Market is held every Saturday from May to October. It has a wide variety of locally grown produce, artisanal crafts, live music, and delicious food vendors.

My Story

I grew up a cradle Catholic, viewing Catholicism and God as restrictive, tyrannical, and dull. When I went to UW for college (go Huskies) I walked away from the church and instead joined a fraternity, where I sunk deep into party culture.

I befriended a few FOCUS missionaries who led me to my reversion throughout my time at UW. I saw that living a faithful life centered around the Lord was the only thing that could satisfy my core desires, but I had been scared to prioritize him for my whole life. I eventually made the decision to stop living a life of deep sin and to instead live completely from God, seeking truth, goodness, and beauty out of love. It’s been the most freeing and life-giving decision I’ve ever made.

Tons of college men live the life I felt deeply harmed by. My hopes and desires are to lead all people to Christ. How could I say I love others if I don’t share the love of the Lord with them. Serving the Lord through FOCUS at Idaho is both an honor and a blessing.

Your Impact

As a FOCUS missionary, I rely completely on both spiritual and financial support from mission partners . I’ve been blessed to journey with great people as I serve on campus, but it wouldn’t be possible without your prayers and support. Souls have been and are being saved because of YOU. My team and I have the honor to be the hands and feet, and through your support you’re the heartbeat of our mission. I’d be honored for you to join us, creating faithful leaders and bringing more people to the love of Jesus.

If you’re interested in partnering, I’d love to meet you.

I’m reachable at 424-207-8795, or [email protected].

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