Margaret Bornhorst

Hey! My name’s Margie. I’m a FOCUS missionary!

Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Dallas in Texas. As a FOCUS missionary, I truly believe that college plays a strong influence on the lives of young people. This is my second year as a missionary at UD where I will be hanging out around campus  in hopes that these young students will encounter God through bible studies, faith formation, and outreach. Through these forums, God can prepare these students to be missionary disciples as they then go out and enter into their workplace, their families, their churches, etc. God radically transformed my life in college, and I know God wants to use me to reach those who that are yearning to know the depths of His love. 

My Story

 I came to college searching for more. I had a lovesick longing in my soul when I stepped onto The University of Georgia’s campus. There God truly awakened my soul and transformed my life.  I made friendships that lead me to know Him and encouraged me to study and live out the Word. I began to lead in many ministry areas on campus from discipling girls my last two years of college to serving as a prayer leader in a ministry called Freshley to serving on board at the Catholic Center as the retreat co-coordinator. Ministry became my home and soon stole my heart. 

Overtime I heard God calling me to give some time of my life up to serve in college ministry because what better way to serve God than somewhere you love? I knew I had these gifts because Our Father is such a generous gift giver, and I was His Beloved. I had this zeal for the Lord and boldness in my faith and in my friendships. I knew that my prayers were powerful and that God had graced me with authority and His Spirit so I could speak truth over others. I was at home when I was leading others in Christ whether in a small group or giving a talk in front of many on a retreat. I wanted to use these gifts that I had been so blessed with to give glory to my Father. 

My favorite passage had always been Ezekiel 37 – The Valley of Dry Bones. I knew after reading through it that God had called me to lift those out of the grave and pour forth the Spirit so they come alive.  I hope that just as Christ sought me out in college and awakened my dry bones, I too can be used a vessel by the Lord so that these students at the University of Dallas are brought out from the grave and come alive in Him.

If you want to hear more about my story and how God used Ezekiel 37 to call me to missions feel free to look up and listen to my podcast on Catholic Dawg’s spotify at the University of Georgia. 

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 am asking for prayers – for myself to be refined by the Lord, for my campus, for my teammates, and for God to come and bring awakening. I am in need of financial partners to support my mission, so that I can focus all my attention, energy, and efforts on sharing the gospel alongside my wonderful teammates.  

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. By partnering with me you will be transforming lives for your support is just as important as my work on campus. I would be very honored to share this mission with you. Thank you for all your love and support. 

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