William Basta

Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” – Matthew 28:19

Where I serve

I will be serving at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Go Hoosiers! I look forward to going where the Lord has called me and serving the students on campus. While on campus, I will be serving on a team with six other FOCUS missionaries who will all be striving to live a life of mission focused on the conversion of students.

My Story

I grew up in a devout Catholic household, surrounded by the warmth of my family of six. Transitioning to college, like many, I faced challenges regarding my faith. With limited resources and minimal encouragement, I found myself settling into a routine of lukewarm faith, attending Mass on Sundays more out of habit than conviction.

A pivotal turning point came when I embarked on a FOCUS mission trip to Costa Rica during my college years. In those ten days, I experienced the Lord’s power and love in a way that I never had before. Motivated by this newfound faith, I signed up for a second mission trip the following summer in Denver, CO.

Over the course of ten weeks in Denver, I learned invaluable lessons in time management, spiritual growth, and community bonding. It was a summer of profound change, sparking a new internal fire to live a life devoted to God.

As my college years drew to a close, I found myself at a crossroads. While planning to pursue graduate studies in accounting at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, I realized that my heart was elsewhere. An impactful internship in accounting shed light on the realization that I was blessed with gifts from God that were meant for a different purpose.

Reflecting on my post graduate options, I recognized that becoming a FOCUS missionary would give me the opportunity to capitalize on my God-given talents, while fulfilling my desire to share the word of God with others to live a life centered in Christ.

Your Impact

As a FOCUS Missionary, I rely on the financial and spiritual support from my mission partners. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. Without their generosity, I would not be able to serve the students on campus and help them live a life closer to Christ.

If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

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