Owen Worden

Hey! My name is Owen and I’m a FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

God has called me to serve the students at University of Wisconsin – Madison. I am so excited to help students encounter Jesus’ love and grow a deeper relationship with Him.

My Story

It all started when I came back to UW-Platteville, after COVID hit and just joining the military. After one Sunday mass I ran into a missionary named Jared and the rest is history. He helped me encounter Jesus and challenged me to become a true man of God. I started going to a bible study, and adoration, then participated in Exodus 90 with a group of men at the Newman center. Throughout all this time I grew a great devotion to our Lady, Mother Mary, and said yes to making Jesus the center of my life. This past May I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering while leading my own bible study and discipling other students at my campus.

Amongst all this, God has blessed me with an amazing, beautiful woman named Nina. We got to know each other at line dancing in Iowa and on lunch dates at the Air National Guard base and more. One of our favorite things to do together is go to mass and say three Hail Mary’s in front of the Mary statue after mass. I’ve come to love this woman dearly and now I get to call her my fiancée. We can’t wait to see what God has instore for us! Please keep us in your prayers.

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. If you feel the Lord inviting, you to join me on this mission. Please let me know how I can schedule an appointment with you. I am honored to share this essential mission with you.

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