Kelby Toups

FOCUS Missionary at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17

Where I serve

The Lord called me from South Louisiana to go and serve the students at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana! I cannot wait to meet all the students on campus and take it on with this amazing team of fellow missionaries!

Team Northwestern from left to right: Anna Hurd (Team Director, 3rd year), Adam Berdych (2nd year), myself (1st year), and Abigail Gutierrez (2nd year)

team nsu placement day

My Story

Throughout my time in college at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, I constantly saw myself bouncing back and forth trying to fit into many cultures on the college campus. I wanted to fulfill friendships of all kinds between the people at our Catholic Student Center, my brothers in the Kappa Sigma fraternity, and those students I encountered as an Orientation Team member and later on Ambassador Team member.

I met many FOCUS missionaries who wanted to grow with me in authentic friendship and walk with me to grow in my faith life through Bible Study, Discipleship, and the Sacraments. It was a great gift from God that I was able to encounter a few male FOCUS missionaries as a student at Nicholls State. It was the witness, testimonies, and friendships of these amazing men that gave me the motivation and desire to become a FOCUS missionary.

It is a blessing from our Lord that He put me in this position where I am given the opportunity to walk with students by the Lord’s will at Northwestern State University. I am excited to be changed by all of the people I encounter on the mission!

Your Impact

God has granted me an amazing opportunity to encounter a new journey moving from South to North Louisiana, but we are all called to be on mission in some way! It is through the generosity of our faithful Mission Partners that our mission is made possible. If you feel called by the Lord, I would be blessed to have you join my financial support team and join the mission!

If you would like to reach out to schedule some time to meet and chat, you can contact me via my cell at 985-859-7652 or email at [email protected]!

We ask for continued prayers for our team and the students of Northwestern State University!

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