Michael O'Dea

Hey! My name is Michael O’Dea and I am a missionary at the University of Tulsa. I am extremely excited to live out the mission the Lord has given me and to bring the joy of Jesus and the Gospel to the campus at TU!

Where I serve

I serve at the University of Tulsa, Reign Cane!!! I am in my hometown and extremely excited to share the Gospel on campus and throughout the city.

My Story

I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and am the oldest of seven children. I have two amazing parents who love Jesus. Throughout my time at home growing up my parents constantly encouraged me and my siblings to pray, read scripture, and stay close to our Lord. They did this out of pure love for us and the want for me and my siblings to build a personal relationship with Christ. But sadly while growing up I never built a personal relationship with Jesus that was my own. This led me to pursue the wrong things in late high school and my first couple of years of college. But I realized the things of this world that I was chasing did not bring me happiness during those years and going into my junior year of college at the University of Arkansas I knew I needed a change in my life. That is when a FOCUS missionary stepped into my life and invited me to a Bible study and began to disciple me. He helped me form a personal relationship with Jesus in prayer and scripture. He also showed me by example how to pursue the right things in life. He was there for me in my triumphs and my struggles. It was through this loyal friendship that I was brought into the fullness of faith in Christ. I began to form a personal relationship with our Lord. This friendship changed my life. As I grew closer to Jesus through prayer and a strong Christian community I began to feel true joy come into my life. Then I was challenged to start my own Bible study and disciple others in my senior year of college. This brought me the true joy and fulfillment I had been looking for. I was able to impact the lives of men on campus and their lives greatly impacted my life. This experience placed on my heart the want to continue to spread the Gospel on college campuses! I hope to continue to allow the Lord to work through me to impact the lives of men on college campuses and bring them closer to Jesus by walking alongside them in the pursuit of truth.

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. That means you can come on mission with me! 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 for you to join my team.

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