Michael Hynes

Hey! My name’s Michael. My life was radically changed through an encounter with Christ. Through the help of FOCUS missionaries, I was able to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. These missionaries invested in me and taught me how to lead others to Christ while growing in virtue and living out a virtuous life with Christ at the center. Now I’ve answered the call to serve as a FOCUS missionary to reach college students at Virginia Tech.

Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Virginia Tech by leading the team  of missionaries here as the team director. Virginia Tech is located in the New River Valley in Blacksburg, Virginia. In addition to discipling and forming my teammates as leaders, I have the honor of serving students by investing in and sharing life with them. Whether it’s by leading bible studies, hanging out at the Newman Center, or playing sports with the men on campus I am able to share how Christ is working in my life and ask these men to run along side me towards Jesus Christ.

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is for students to encounter Christ. My own life was transformed by Jesus when I was a student in college. This life-changing experience is something anyone can have when they’re introduced to the Gospel. The Scriptures show us the life of Jesus Christ and the impact He had from His investment in a few. As a FOCUS missionary, I live out this mission by imitating Christ so that I can be a tool in our Lord’s hands. My hope is that the Lord will use me to bring others back into a relationship with Him and develop a deeper desire to conform their lives to Christ. It’s been incredible seeing how Jesus reached me from investment by others who desired that I come to know God and have a personal relationship with Him.

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’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.

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