The Lord has invited me to serve college students at Georgia Southern University: Hail Southern, Hail Mary! This will be my third year serving at Georgia Southern. What may seem like a small farm town in the middle of nowhere has quickly grown on me. Georgia Southern and Statesboro feel like home to myself and many of the students who come through here. You can catch me and the guys getting into heated Spikeball games, dyno-ing around on the rock climbing walls, and competing for bragging rights in a plethora of board games.
During my junior year at the University of Florida, at the 7:30PM Sunday Mass at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, I encountered the beauty of the mass in a completely different way. My soul was quieted, and I felt an overwhelming peace. After that experience I was convinced there was something different about the Catholic Church. After several months of research and being accompanied by many faithful friends, I came back to my Catholic faith ready to dive in head-first.
I became a missionary to reach out to those on the fringes and let them know that they are seen and loved. When I was away from the Church, I had a great friend named Devan who continued to reach out and remind me of his love and support even though I had left the Church and wanted nothing to do with Him. Devan loved me like Christ: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?” In the same way Devan and Christ have loved me, I also desire to show those who may feel far from their faith that they are seen and loved.
Pictured above: Devan and I at a wedding many years after college
I’d love for you to join me in reaching the world for Christ and His Church. 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.