Michael Woollen

“Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you to harm you, for there are many in this city who are my people.”

Acts 18:9-10

Where I serve

I will be serving at Temple University in Philadelphia this year. I’m looking forward to spreading the Gospel in a place that desperately needs it.

My Story

I was born and raised Catholic and always hated going to church growing up (as one does). When I got into high school I started asking the real life questions and ultimately decided that God wasn’t worth pursuing. Eventually this lead to a deep emptiness within my heart, and it forced me to open up the Bible midway through my senior year and start reading it. Pretty quickly I was convicted that Jesus was the way, the truth, and the life. Things were tough at first but eventually I found myself in Christ and really started to embrace the gift that life is. When COVID hit things started to get tough again and I began to question the love of The Father. It really got the best of me and I almost left the church because of it, but on December 18th, 2022 I was prayed over and had an insane manifestation in which I stared laughing hysterically and fell to the floor. When I rose up and was resurrected just like Paul. After that I realized I had to give my life to God.

Your Impact

After my resurrection I realized that Jesus was alive in me and I knew that I had to tell others the good news. This is ultimately why I joined FOCUS. All FOCUS missionaries are required to fundraise 100% of their salaries so I am totally reliant on the support of mission partners in order to bring others to Christ. 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 and tell you more about my story.

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