Jake & Adrienne Barajas

Where We serve

This coming year, my wife and I will be serving at San Jose State University! The 2023 team will be the inaugural team at SJSU, and I am humbled to have been asked to step in as the Team Director. Adrienne will be serving in an affiliate role in which she will be serving part-time as a missionary. After serving three years at the University of California, Berkeley, I switched roles and served with Digital Outreach. In an effort to reach more campuses and students we recently began serving some locations digitally, and I worked specifically with San Francisco State University and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Now, Adrienne and I cannot wait to get back out on campus and help souls to encounter Christ and know the Truth of what they are made for.

Our Story

In March of 2018, I had an incredibly powerful encounter with Jesus Christ and I made the decision to dedicate 100% of my life to Him. This meant I was not going to think of things in terms of how other people would think of me. Instead, the only concern I would have going forward is how I would be viewed in the eyes of the Lord. This conviction led me to heavily consider applying for FOCUS the following summer. However, after discussing with my family, it seemed it would be best for me to pursue graduate school in hopes of becoming a clinical social worker. Little did I know, God had other plans for me. In August 2018, God vividly called me to serve Him as a FOCUS missionary and there was no way I could deny the call a second time.

After experiencing some highs and lows during my four and a half years in college, there is no denying I was and am the most fulfilled when my life is centered around Jesus.

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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