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 the United States Naval Academy.

Where I serve

The past six years on mission at Virginia Tech have been filled with so many graces and blessings. Now God has called me to serve the midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. I’ve always had a heart for the military as I’ve had various family members serve in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. I’m excited to make disciples and share the Gospel with future leaders of our nation and those who are willing to lay their lives down for others.

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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