Emma Hudepohl

Hey! My name’s Emma. I’m a FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life — I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I’d love to share it with you.

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. Jesus has transformed my life and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.

St. Augustine said, Our heart is restless until it rests in You, and these words spoke volumes in my life. In my first and second years of college, I was restless.  I was searching for something/someone to fill this hole in my heart and the things the world was telling me would satisfy me, only left me feeling more empty.

The Lord knew this and pursued my heart very intentionally. Through genuine friendships with FOCUS missionaries and many invitations, I formed a relationship with Jesus! That restless heart of mine was finally at peace.

Now it is my turn; I want to bring the peace of Christ into other college students’ lives.

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 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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