Piper Daleiden

Hi! I’m Piper, and I’m a first-year missionary!

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”

-Pope St. John Paul II

Where I serve

God has called me to serve the students at PennWest Edinboro in Edinboro, Pennsylvania!

My Story

During high school and college, I was blessed to have friends and mentors model their Catholic faith for me. Through witnessing the joy, freedom, and authenticity they found in their personal relationships with Christ, my desire to draw near to Jesus grew stronger and stronger. I met Jesus in the Eucharist, and while the things of this world try to distract me and fill me, I’m continually reminded that only Jesus can satisfy all the longings in my heart. When FOCUS came to campus during my senior year at Hope College, I was struck by the missionaries’ immediate impact on our community. They listened to students, walked alongside us during our daily lives, and lived with a freedom that so many college students are longing for. I witnessed how these missionaries’ authentic friendship and deep joy led students to Christ and transformed lives, including my own. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ.

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!

You can reach me at [email protected]

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FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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