Donovan Heard

My name is Donovan Heard and I am a FOCUS missionary at Fort Hays State University

Where I serve

After graduating from Emporia State University and joining FOCUS as a missionary I will be serving at Fort Hays State University in Western Kansas.

My Story

I was born and raised in the Catholic Church and all my life I went to Catholic schools until I started at Emporia State University. I knew that my faith was important to me so when I got to college I wanted to continue to peruse it, I just didn’t know how. That is when FOCUS missionaries came into the picture. From my first weekend in Emporia I was involved with bible studies, discipleship, community and so much more! And the FOCUS Team at Emporia State was right there to walk with me through the highs and lows the whole time! As an athletic training major, my days were largely consumed by classes, practices and games. So the FOCUS missionaries invited me to any and everything when I had free time. Their invitations to so many different things helped me to build a strong community of other faithful Catholic college students. My junior and senior years of college were the most impactful years of my time at ESU! As my senior year began I started to notice that the Lord was placing FOCUS on my heart. As the semester went on I started to realize that is where the Lord was calling me. And by the start of my second semester of senior year I had accepted a job with FOCUS as a missionary!

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 have 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 would be honored to share this mission with you.

Please let me know if you have any prayer intentions! I would love to pray for you. Thank you so much for your time!

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