Jeff Zelkin

Hello! My name is Jeff Zelkin, and I am a Second-Year FOCUS Missionary!


“The glory of God is a human being fully alive!”

-St. Irenaeus


Where I serve

I am serving this year at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana!

My Story

Yo what is up you wonderful men and women! God bless you and enjoy reading a little bit about how the Lord has worked in my life!

A little about myself: I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and soon after that moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where I fell in love with creation and came to experience a glimpse of the Love of God. I came to encounter the Lord through some campus missionaries at Arizona State University, where I went to college. It was there that I experienced true brotherhood, community, and what the call to mission really looked like. I lived with many men who called me into holiness, and who had gone the walk of faith before I had. I lived three years on mission at Arizona State University, where I got to lead men’s groups, helping men to encounter the Lord, and dive deeper into the faith to commit to a life with Christ. After graduation, I felt the call to mission still, and decided to serve with FOCUS in order to help other men on campus experience the full life of community, a new joy with Christ, and to share the Love God has shared in me through Jesus Christ. I hope to share this love on campus through sharing life with students, going outdoors and experiencing the full beauty of Montana to help others experience God’s creation in the fullness He gives us.

Fun fact about myself for any of my students at MSU: at one point I learned the entirety of Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 to sing in elementary school to impress everyone. As it turns out, not many were impressed, although I am still proud of it

Your Impact

The college campus has become a battleground for souls, with many students becoming removed from a life of faith they may have experienced at home. When I answered the call to serve as a FOCUS Missionary, I knew this was a time in my life when I had undergone an incredible conversion, and I hope to be The Lord’s hands and feet on campus to help students to come to know a full life in Christ. Especially in an age in their lives where it is so easy to fall away from sin.

With the support of mission partners, I will have the opportunity to go and serve the students with the freedom to give myself to the mission fully! I am beyond excited to take all of you with me on mission mission to bring Christ to those in need!

Please pray for me and my team, Ryan Vlaminck, Grace Gorges, and Mary Grace Hudson!

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