Erin Maierhauser

“.. The happiness you are seeking, the happiness you have a right to enjoy has a name and a face; it is Jesus of Nazareth.”

-Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Where I serve

I am so excited to be serving on campus for my second year at Kansas State University. It is such a gift to be here working with such an amazing team and staff. 

My Story

When I started college I knew I wanted to be involved with a Catholic organization. However, I had no idea my life would be transformed when I met the FOCUS missionaries on my campus. Through these relationships and the community they had created at EMU I came to realize what it means to live in relationship with Jesus. Encountering Jesus in His word and in my own heart brought me the joy and hope that I didn’t even know was possible and changed the way that I viewed myself and the people around me. I am so passionate about sharing with others the life-changing message of love that is Jesus. 

Throughout college my plan was always to become a nurse after I graduated. However, this past year, my heart was moved to realize the importance and urgency of evangelization. I was inspired by the words of C.S Lewis: “You have never talked to a mere mortal.” This idea, that we are not only finite creatures living in an ever-changing world, but precious creations of God, designed to share eternal life with him has deeply penetrated my heart. Through these words and the deep transformation Jesus had worked in my heart I realized what a responsibility I have to help others get to heaven. As I discerned FOCUS I was brought back to what had attracted me to nursing and that was a passion for caring for people and tending to their physical needs. In prayer Jesus revealed to me that as a missionary I could care for the human soul and I realized this is the most important thing. Even after the body is lost due to disease and age, the soul will live on forever. I am so passionate about this role that Jesus has called me to play in the building of His Kingdom! My deepest desire is to reach students for Christ, to show them that the happiness that they are searching for can be found and that he exists in the person of Jesus Christ.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely solely 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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