Our founder, Curtis Martin, was a sophomore at Louisiana State University at the time. A group of Christian students went to his dorm room and invited him to play a round of golf.
Over the course of that year, as he spent time with them and talked to them about their faith – a faith that was real and making a difference in the way they lived – he saw something he had never seen before and made the decision to surrender his life to Jesus Christ. Beyond those college years, Curtis would go on to find the fullness of the Truth in the Catholic Church and realize his passion for college ministry, in the same way his life was transformed.
For the past fourteen years FOCUS has been working to reach college and university students at perhaps the most critical and formative stage of their lives. Today, over 265 missionaries on nearly sixty college campuses across the country are effectively reaching thousands of college students with a message worthy of their noble aspirations.
Together we are answering the Church’s call for a New Evangelization – the call to re-propose the gospel of Jesus Christ (His life, death and resurrection) in a language our culture can connect with – a way that Bl. John Paul II said would be new in its “methods, ardor and expression.” Our hope is to not only propose Christ in word, but to be ‘living witnesses’ to the lives God brings to us in our effort to share His love on campus.
Incredible opportunities lie ahead for today’s college students, and together we can present them the most important opportunity of all – to know Jesus Christ. As they graduate and go out into the world with this knowledge, it will transform their families, their careers, and the very future of our country. Are you being called to join us in this mission?