Maximilian Luckenbach

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying,  All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

Matthew 28:18-20

Where I serve

In June of 2022, God called me to serve at Bridgewater State University in southeastern Massachusetts. I’m currently in my second-year as a missionary at BSU. Like at most college campuses there are many students who do not know the love of Jesus. Thankfully, our campus catholic community provides the shining light of Jesus Christ to a campus which is otherwise trapped in the darkness of secularism. Thanks to the work of FOCUS and our local parish, we have an extremely dedicated, growing group of students at BSU who are on fire for Jesus. My teammates and I spread the love of Jesus Christ on campus by leading Bible studies, mentorship groups, and doing various outreach activities.

My Story

I graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2022 with a degree in middle school education. I had no idea that my decision to transfer to West Chester would change my life forever. When I first came to West Chester, the campus was almost entirely shut down due to COVID. The campus Newman Center was the only thing near campus which was open. On a whim, I came to the Newman Center looking for new friends and looking to potentially rediscover my Catholic faith I lost years ago. Upon entering the Newman Center, I immediately encountered FOCUS missionaries. I was flabbergasted by the incredible faith and kindness the missionaries showed me. The FOCUS missionaries who walked with me at West Chester truly changed my life. Now, as a FOCUS missionary myself, I am honored to have the opportunity to lead students to Jesus the same way the missionaries at West Chester led me.

Your Impact

All of the incredible work that FOCUS does would be impossible without your generous support. As a FOCUS missionary, I rely entirely on monthly mission partner donations. If you join my monthly support team, you are playing a direct role in transforming the lives of countless college students. Your support has an eternal impact!

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