Joseph Dardaine

    Hey! My name is Joseph, and I’m excited to serve the Lord as a FOCUS Missionary for a second year at CSUN!

Where I serve

This coming year I’ll be serving at Cal State University Northridge!! I’m extremely excited to be one of the first male missionaries on this campus and look forward to meeting the community there. As a California native, I’m excited to stay in the LA area for more surfing and sharing of the mission! On campus I’ll be leading bible studies, hosting events, going hiking with students, and other fun activities. Go Matadors!

My Story

As a cradle Catholic who was involved in the church throughout my life, I found that my way of practicing the faith was simply through going to Sunday mass to meet the checklist for heavens entrance. In my junior year of college, I transferred to UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). I had started to realize when moving into the Bay Area that my time as a transfer would be brief leaving little time for friendships. To my surprise, the missionaries at the local Newman center were excited to meet me and walk through my life with me. Going into the second semester at Cal, I was in bible study and discipleship finding a deep love for the Lord that went deeper compared what I had before.

Growing in the faith was a gift that was also tested that summer when a close friend of mine passed away. Through the prayers and goodness of Jesus, I was able to find peace during this heavy and stressful time while also having a group of people to lean back on. I had discovered what FOCUS was fighting for with authentic friendships, and seeing how that plus a growing love for Jesus had saved my time in college.

Leading a bible study my last year at Berkeley lead me to appreciate and understand the great commission. and Having received so much, I opened my heart to giving two years on mission and was able to say yes to a new chapter in my life.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to be a FOCUS missionary, I decided to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to serve this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have chosen to journey with me as I serve at CSUN. Without support, our ministry wouldn’t exist and hundreds of lives in California would be living differently. My team and I have the honor to be the hands and feet, and through your prayers and financial support you are the heartbeat of our mission. I’d be honored for you to join us on mission, creating faithful leaders and bringing more people to the Lord.

If you are interested in partnering with me, I’d love meet and share in this ministry.

I can be reached at my phone number: 760-845-3387, or by email: [email protected]. Please reach out as I’d love to get to know you!

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