Miles Begley

“How great is God’s love for us in choosing us to satiate that thirst of Jesus, for love, for souls” – St. Teresa of Calcutta

Where I serve

It s my pleasure to be on mission at Harvard University! The University is promoting teachings that conflict with the Truth who is Jesus Christ, and many of the Harvard students buy into these false beliefs.  Many of them live like they need to keep proving themselves; like there s a love they need to earn.  These students desperately need to know the unconditional love of God.  Students come to the Harvard Catholic Center with a great desire for something more than the empty promises they receive in the culture of the school.  It s a great joy for me to be the one who gets to receive these students who search for something more, and to be the one who reaches out to those on campus who are furthest from Jesus.  

My Story

Upon beginning my college career at the University of Maryland, I made my way over to the Catholic Student Center and became best friends with the FOCUS missionaries.  My friendships with them truly were transformative friendships. Through them I encountered the love of Jesus in a profound way.  The FOCUS missionaries walked with me, helped to form me, and taught me how to be the missionary I was called to be by nature of my baptism. 

After hundreds of hours spent on problem sets and studying, I graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Naturally, I decided the next step was to become a FOCUS missionary; if there was any chance I could help anybody encounter the love of Jesus the way my missionaries did for me, then it was worth a shot.  More importantly, Jesus is thirsting for souls;  what better way to respond to His thirst than by winning souls for Christ on a college campus!

Your Impact

As a FOCUS missionary, I fundraise my entire salary.  In a beautiful way, this means that my mission work on Harvard s campus is entirely dependent on the prayers and financial support of people like you! I am so grateful for the people who support me and for being able to be partners on mission with them.  I get to cultivate relationships with my mission partners and, in turn, they are engaged in the mission by receiving my monthly newsletters, prayer requests, and even our annual team Christmas card!

If Christ s thirst for souls weighs on your heart, I encourage you to partner with me in the fight for these souls on Harvard s campus; I would be honored to journey with you on this mission.    

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