Melise Gossen

“The world offers us comfort, but we are not made for comfort, we are made for Greatness”.

-Pope Benedict XVI

Where I serve

6DCA2BBA 5FFD 459A BF03 ADD969BC8909I will be serving at the University of Kansas. Rock Chalk!! The Lord has graciously given me the privilege to work with athletes on campus. You can typically find me in the chapel, leading bible studies, or outside playing sports with students.

My Story

I grew up Catholic, but it was always just a check the box mentality. Once I went to college, it started to become my choice. I learned how to pray and that it was a simple conversation with God. My college softball teammates invited me to bible study and my relationship with the Lord grew. I encountered authentic friendships in a way I never had before. Jesus captured my heart tremendously throughout that time of my life. We just want to be loved and this world teaches us to grasp for love in all the wrong places. I desire to allow God to work through me to capture the hearts of young people who desire to be seen, known, and loved.

Your Impact

When I said yes to Gods call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners. I have the most amazing people journeying with me as I serve on campus. Through your generosity I will be able to help college students find what they were made for. If you are interested in partnering with me, please email me and we can schedule an appointment. I would love to share more about this mission.

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Know, Love and Serve God

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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