Jessica Baumgartner

Hey there! I am so glad that you are here!

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

-Mother Teresa


Where I serve

I am in my second year as a missionary at the United States Military Academy! Go Army! I have a deep desire to share the love of Christ with others since it has changed my life. Everyone deserves to know that they are seen, known, and loved! Getting to share the joy of the Gospel and the love of God with the cadets at West Point has been and continues to be a beautiful adventure.

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Please pray for team West Point: Kyle, Rachel, me, and Andy!


My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been and continues to be transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel.

In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. From that deep investment, he was able to reach the world!

I grew up Catholic but I did not have a relationship with the Lord and it was not a priority in my life. I was searching for happiness but didn’t even know what I was searching for or where to find it, I just knew that something was missing. It was not until I was encountered by a FOCUS missionary on my college campus, that I came to know Jesus and his deep love for me.

It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you…

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This love has changed everything for me. Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience it. Just as Jesus invested in a few and then sent them to share the message of the gospel with the world, through someone investing in me, I now have the opportunity to invest in others to continue spreading the good news!

My first year at West Point was filled with many highs and lows and great hope through suffering! Below are a couple of my favorite pictures from this past year! Watching the sunset at Trophy Point and sharing meals with the cadets are two of my favorite ways to share life with them! I would love to share more about my mission at West Point with you! Please reach out to me I would love to share with you!

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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 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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