Teresa Henderson

Hey! My name’s Teresa. I’m a FOCUS missionary.

Where I serve

God has continued to call me back to serve for a 7th year on campus! I’ll be continuing to serve in Detroit, Michigan on the campus of Wayne State University and the surrounding campuses for a 3rd year. Me and my team brought FOCUS to this campus during COVID, which was very challenging. I am happy to say that we’ve seen significant growth and pieces continue to fall into place. I am excited to continue to see what God has in store for us here in Motor City! Pray for us to encounter souls!

Pray for my team – Joe, Kyle, and Caryn

My Story

I didn’t come from a religious family, so growing up I didn’t know who God was or that He wanted a relationship with me.  In college, I joined a sorority and that quickly became my identity.  My senior year a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go to a bible study she was in and I did.  It turns out this bible study was led by a FOCUS missionary who befriended me in a way that I hadn’t experienced before – she truly cared about me and authentically wanted to love me and share life with me.  This was the beginning of my journey into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  This journey continued – I got confirmed into the Catholic Church, I took part in the sacraments, and developed true, authentic friendships with people.  My life has entirely changed – my identity is in Christ, and I know what it means to have true joy and true purpose.  I want every person to have this incredible opportunity to change their lives and to live the way we have been created to live.  The first step is an invitation and as a FOCUS missionary, I have the chance to reach thousands of college students to let them know that Jesus desires to know them and love them.  

Your Impact

I would love your prayers and support as I am on campus this year. 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 are interested in partnering with me, please email me at [email protected] and let me know of the best way to reach you, and we can schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you. I want to thank you in advance for your gifts, I assure you the reward is much greater for you and the beautiful souls I will encounter than it is for me.

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