After one year of serving at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, God has called me to serve college students at Assumption University in Worcester, MA! I thank the Lord for all the people I had the chance to meet and work with while at Penn and for all the blessings, both visible and invisible, that he brought about through my presence there. Although I will miss the city of brotherly love, I am excited for what God will do through me and my new team at Assumption in the city of Worcester! I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed and continues to change my life — I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I’d love to share it with you. 🙂
I hail from the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple, New York City. As you can imagine, the city is fast-paced and tough at times but if you give it a chance, it can grow on you and you may come to love it. New Yorkers can be really nice to you as long as you don’t waste their time! 🙂
After living in New York City my whole life, I went away for college in the Midwest for four years. My time in the Midwest was wonderful and a good change of pace. There is a saying that you can take a boy out of the city but not the city out of the boy and this definitely applied to me. I made great friends and grew deeper in my faith while there but it was time for me to return home!
I encountered the FOCUS missionaries for the first time after returning home Their commitment to live a deeply spiritual life combined with active outreach to students on campus was impressive to see. I became friends with them and met the students who they befriended. At different times, I was posed the question of becoming a FOCUS missionary. I always said no until I attended the FOCUS SEEK Conference in Nashville, Tennessee in January 2015. Seeing nearly 10,000 students from across the country opened my eyes to the impact that FOCUS missionaries were making at national level. The conference charged me up and fired me up for living my faith in a bolder fashion. I finally considered becoming a FOCUS missionary and here I am today.
As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ especially those who are not looking for Him or do not think they need Him. 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.
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.