Evan Thornton

“Jesus, it seems to me you could not have overwhelmed a soul with more love than you have poured out on mine.”- St. Therese of Lisieux

Hello! My name is Evan Thornton, and I am a FOCUS missionary!

Where I serve

I am excited to serve my first year on mission at Auraria Campus in Denver, Colorado! This mission includes three colleges. We serve Colorado University at Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Denver Community College. 🙂b8b1f2fa0c4d4bfa914cbc0e9e3aff3c

My Story

Jesus changed my life through a FOCUS missionary. I come from a very devout Evangelical home. Growing up, my faith was always really important to me, but I was always living a double life. Through the example of FOCUS missionaries God showed me that He wants more. He doesn’t want to be in the periphery of my life, He wants my very self!

Through being a FOCUS missionary I hope to accompany young men to show them who they are: beloved sons of the Father! He does not want anything but our very selves! Through accompanying college men in their daily lives, missionaries demonstrate the personal love of the Father!

I am touched by the story of the Prodigal Son, who when he comes back to his father hoping only to live the life of a servant, the father wraps him in his arms and calls him a son! Jesus wants to call us His sons, if we will only let him!

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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