Robert Gairing

“But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God” – John 1:12

Where I serve

I am honored that the Lord has called me to serve the students of Illinois State University. Go Redbirds! ISU has a passionate Newman center with many students on fire for Jesus Christ. I love leading Bible studies, sharing the good news of the Gospel with students and watching it take root in their lives.IMG 0443

My Story

During my time in college at Ohio State, I was blessed to meet many virtuous people that challenged me to give my heart to the Lord Jesus and live for Him. I had many difficulties in the beginning, but the Lord had better plans for me. Through the help of some good friends, prayer, and the Sacraments, I fell in love with Jesus and found beauty in the Catholic faith. I completed my Confirmation in my third year of college and began leading a Bible study. It was around my last year of school that I felt the call to serve as a missionary with FOCUS and the desire to make saints on college campuses.

Your Impact

Thank you for all the contiued support and prayers that I have already recieved. I would be extremely honored if you would come on board my support team in helping me reach the 20,000 students at Illinois State with the Gospel. We want to do our part to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations. Thank you for your generosity. May His peace be always in your heart!

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