Joseph Pyka

Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one finds a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond price, no amount can balance their worth. Ben Sira 6:14-15  

Where I serve

I currently serve at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) which is a small private school on the east coast that specializes in engineering and the sciences. This is my second year on mission and I am excited to go back and continue to walk with the students. Mission at WPI is one of a kind and there is no where else I rather serve!

My Story

My story as a missionary starts with relationship that called me to prayer. I was having supper one day with a good friend and we were talking about what we were thinking about doing after college. He suggested to me that I do Focus and encouraged me to take it to prayer. The rest of the story is history. Now, my hope is to lead students to Christ the same way my friend did. My life has truly been transformed by Jesus and I want to give other the opportunity to let Christ do the same for them.  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. With focus, my hope is to do the same through the mercy and help of Christ. I’ve already been amazed by the different souls I’ve encountered.

Your Impact

Focus is truly a missions company and my official title is missionary. 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 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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