Juan Miguel Balmedina

Hey! You made it to my support page! My name’s Juan! I’m honored to serve the Lord as a FOCUS missionary.


Where I serve

God has called me to serve for a second year at a new campus, San Jose State University!! LET’S GO SPARTANS!! You’ll typically find me riding my bike around campus, exploring the trails or spending time with students at the the Newman Center. I am excited to share with you all how the Lord has showed His love for me and how He changed my life! Come find me and I’d love to share it with you.

My Story

The Lord is so good! My heart was transformed by the Lord during my time as a college student at Western Washington University (sko viks). Early in my college years at WWU, I found myself to be at my most broken state, but I would more so describe it as getting hit by a divine baseball bat. Through that brokenness, I met someone who asked if they could pray with me, and I found the courage of the person inspiring because during their prayer they said “Lord, show Juan his identity as Your beloved son.” and I felt my heart getting pierced as I heard those words of love that I’ve been seeking. I prayed to the Lord, asking Him “Lord, I want to know who you are.”. It was then not too long until I got asked by a FOCUS missionary to join his bible study; that was the Lord answering my prayers and Him saying “come follow me”. Since then, the trajectory of my life had completely shifted and my desire to serve the Lord has grown tremendously.

The power of invitation is one of the main keys to somebody’s path to salvation. The invitation of the person asking me to pray with them and the missionary who invited me to join His bible is so significant especially in today’s college culture. I look forward to using the gift of invitation while I’m on campus to foster these great authentic friendships that I make while on campus.

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

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 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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