John Allen

Hey! My name’s Jack. I’m a FOCUS missionary at the University of Maine!

Go Black Bears!

Where I serve

I am a second year missionary at the University of Maine in Orono, ME. I graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University, and God has called me to serve college students and help them to know Christ. You’ll typically find me hanging out in the Newman Center, playing basketball, or high-fiving people around campus. Jesus has transformed my life in college and I would love to share my story with you!

My Story

IMG 2855As a freshman in college, I was away from my family for the first time and was in need of love. I started living a typical college lifestyle of drinking and partying. One weekend, I went to Mass on a Sunday the morning after a party and realized that I had cut the Father out of my life who had loved me so much. I also realized that I had never been so unhappy and that something needed to change. After this encounter with the Lord, I gave my life to Him and transferred to Mount St. Mary’s. At the Mount, I met FOCUS Missionaries who invited me into a Bible Study and to hang out with them. They initiated a deeper encounter with Jesus, who would connect me with my best friends who desired to help me get to Heaven. Ever since knowing the Lord, my life has been filled with joy. The Lord has transformed my life, and I want nothing more than to bring the Gospel to other college students and watch the Lord bring joy to their life!

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 have you join me in my mission to bring Christ to others. Please give me a call at (717) 729-1704 or email me at [email protected] . Thank you and God Bless!IMG 2404

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