Joshua Abando

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

– St. Francis of Assisi



Where I serve

IMG 2914 1By the grace of God, I will be returning to Montclair State University in New Jersey for my second year on mission. I am excited to walk along students in making Christ the center of their lives and pursuing divine intimacy through scripture, the sacraments, and living the virtuous life freely on campus and beyond!

My Story

Divine intimacy. A desire I would’ve never come to know, if it wasn’t for the FOCUS missionaries that walked alongside me during my undergraduate years at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. I was truly living to the world of wanting to be known and recognized for my merits and earning other’s love, until I came to know Christ through the sacraments and those having Christ-centered lives. It was through the men that invested in me that I understood that Christ could abundantly fill the desires of my heart of being known and loved. It was a blessing to be able to walk along a few men in my bible study towards living a Christ-centered life, and reciprocate the love my mentor has done for me, to others.

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As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been 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. I look to Jesus own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I’ve been constantly amazed by the different souls I’ve encountered on campus.

Your Impact

The battle for souls cannot be faced alone! With your contribution to my mission, spiritually and financially, we can continue in the transformation of the world through a Catholic lens. Your support will help me not only reach out to those souls on campus, but also training them to become disciples to all nations.

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