Duke Bednarke

Hey! We are the Bednarke family. We are FOCUS missionaries.

Allow the light and the healing presence of Christ to shine brightly through your lives. In that way, all those who come in contact with you will discover the loving kindness of God.”

-St. John Paul II

Where I serve

God has called us to serve at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina!

My Story

I went to school at Southern Methodist University, and it was there that I encountered Jesus. I became passionate about my faith by living with and being close to other Catholic men. Their joy and passion for Christ changed me; as they desired more of Christ, so did I. Taking their example, I started praying every day. Jesus started to become the center of my life, and has since filled me with His mercy and love. He has given me so much, and now I desire to share it with others. In my last two years of college, I spent much of my time evangelizing through bible studies, FOCUS discipleship, and different ministries on campus. These things prepared me to say yes to the radical call to become a full-time FOCUS missionary.

As a missionary, I am striving to make disciples of all nations by reaching the ECU campus. My greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ in the same way I was lead to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I am constantly amazed by the different souls I encounter. Together we work to be the hands and feet of Christ.

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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