Ross & Lindsey

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”          Romans 15:13

Where We serve

We have recently moved to Europe to begin serving our first year at the University of Passau in Germany! This campus draws students not only from Germany but from all over the world. The University has an emphasis in Law, Computer Sciences, Education, and Business. With roughly 11,000 students on campus we have plenty of people who are ready to hear the Gospel for the first time or to have the Gospel received anew in their lives.

Our Story

(Ross) During my time as a student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, I had an opportunity to make a lot more of my own decisions. Given the ability to get involved with campus ministry right as I entered school, I’ve experienced how growing my faith during college has given me more joy and happiness than I could have imagined. Being involved in ministry, I was able to be mentored by missionaries who really showed me the love of Christ by loving me for who I was as a son of God rather than the sum of my accomplishments and failures. This granted me new found hope, encouragement, and confidence that ultimately comes from having a relationship with God. Inspired by the wonderful people who gave their lives to full time college ministry, I also felt the call to teach others about God’s love as I had been taught. It gives me so much peace and strength to know the Lord is working through me as I’ve stepped into this work of sharing the life giving message of the Gospel with students who are desperately in need of purpose and love.

(Lindsey) My time in college at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND changed the trajectory of my life and who I am today. Through campus ministry, FOCUS, spiritual direction, classes, retreats, friendships, mentors, families on campus, and community, I deeply encountered the abounding love of God and the life of joy, freedom, and peace that He has to offer me (and all of us!). I view myself, the people around me, and the world completely different and I am grateful for every second of this newfound hope that was shared with me by others. To share this great treasure that Jesus wants to offer us all is my greatest intention.

I worked as a Communication and Marketing Specialist for three years after college. During this time, I lead a Bible study at the University of Mary and was on campus as much as I could be after my work hours. I wanted to be on campus full-time with the students and continued to pray through my desire for mission. We need missionaries everywhere, including the workforce. I thought that is where He wanted me and so I stayed, until FOCUS prayerfully invited us to serve in Europe.

(Together) We have taken a great leap, sold most of our belongings, moved across the world to invite people into the live-saving, life-giving, and life-changing love of Jesus Christ.

Your Impact

When we answered the call to join FOCUS, we made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. We’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with us as we serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with us, please let us know of the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. We would be honored to share this mission with you.

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