Thomas Watza

 “be who God wants you to be and you will set the world on fire.” 

-St. Catherine of Sienna

God wants us to be His son’s and Daughter’s who know how much we are loved and delighted in by Him. What would the world look like if all knew this?

 

 

 

Where I serve

 

ONU team

I am a first-year missionary and I will serve at Ohio Northern University, Go Bears!

I am so excited to get on campus for my first year to get the chance to be a part of God’s work. Every place the Lord calls each of us to is holy ground because it is the place the Lord wants to continue to encounter us and reveal more of His heart to us. It is also the place where we get to share in all the mysteries of Jesus’ life and in doing so be in communion with Him.

I can’t wait to see all that the Father has prepared for me on mission. I will get to delight in the Father and be delighted in by Him and share that with the students I will walk with!

 

 

My Story

When I was little I had a great catholic family but I struggled with self-hatred, anxiety, fear, and the belief that I was a mistake and a failure. I had deep desires and longings but at that point could not tell you for what.

Then one night when I was little I had a deep and radical encounter with the living God, Father, Son, and Spirit. He stepped in and told me I was His beloved Son who He loved and replaced the lies I was believing with His truth.

This encounter changed my life forever because I had tasted and seen in a small way the unfathomable and incompressible love of God. I knew then that I had found the ONE I wanted to spend the rest of my life searching after and delving into His heart more. I also knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life sharing His love with everyone in the world.

The following years in middle school and high school God continued to work in my life and He taught me how to pray and be in a relationship with Him. God also showed me the joys of serving Him and helping others come to Him.

I then went to Saint John Vianney College Seminary for three years in St. Paul Minnesota. During seminary, I encountered the Love of God in new ways amid my pain, suffering, and weakness. I found out in even deeper ways the deep, unfathomable, and incompressible love of God that I encountered when I was little.

God is better than our wildest dreams and I desire for college students to come to know His unfathomable and incompressible love. I pray that all may rest in the truth that they are a beloved son or daughter of God and the knowledge that the Father delights in you.

 

Your Impact

God the Father is the perfect provider, and I have the blessing of being able to live in such a way where I can see that concretely. This is by receiving the financial and spiritual support of generous people like you to be able to go on mission.

I cannot do what I do on campus without generous and loving people like you. I would love for you to join me in this work so that we can be partners on mission together because like Pope St. John Paul II said. “Man cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself” Just as God has poured out Himself for us, we have the invitation to do the same. The way this looks will look different for each person. But I pray all will be able to experience the beauty, joy, and life that comes from it.

I would be honored if you would like to join me on mission, feel free to email me at [email protected] or call me at 734-904-2591 and we can set up an appointment to meet in person.

 

 

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