Special Request - FOCUS on the Faith - Mission Support
Brothers, please see information below regarding two of our area young adults who recently graduated college and are doing something extraordinary with their lives to bring the gospel and the Catholic faith to other young people.
Caitlin Fellers (daughter of member Jeff Fellers of our council) and Noah Giebel (son of Ken Giebel of Council 9685 NFdL) each will take the next two years of their lives and dedicate their time, talent and energy toward renewal of the faith on college campuses to which they are assigned. My wife Lisa and I recently met with Caitlin to learn about her upcoming work at UW-LaCrosse as part of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students)
FOCUS missionaries encounter students in friendship where they are, inviting them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and accompanying them as they pursue lives of virtue and excellence. Through Bible studies, outreach events, mission trips and one-on-ones, they spread the good news and to live out the Great Commission: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:19).
While there are many statistics, perhaps the most impressive is that through the efforts of FOCUS across the U.S., more than 900 decisions have been made to pursue religious vocations.
In order to accomplish this mission, each FOCUS team member must personally raise all monies to support their basic needs and monthly expenses. The missionary work requires their full time and attention, both are completely dependent on the financial gifts of those who support them.
Both Caitlin and Noah are doing fundraising this summer. While I realize that we just had a food drive campaign, know that this "spiritual drive" is every bit, if not more important.
Please respond to this email, or send a note to Jim Sutton at email@example.com to be connected with Caitlin or Noah.
They are terrific people, on fire for Christ, representing he future of our faith. You won't regret meeting them and learning more!
Here is the link to the FOCUS website for more information:
Thanks in advance for your consideration.
on Monday, June 22 at 6:43PM