Elizabeth (Jordan) Shepherd
I give to FOCUS because of its ability to:
• cut through the noise of everyday life and simply proclaim the gospel;
• meet students where they are – in the middle of brokenness, doubts, family dysfunction, societal pressures, and so many other painful places;
• reach students who are living relatively “normal” lives – students who aren’t at rock bottom but who are either ignoring their brokenness or simply unaware of it.
I also give because of the enduring friendships I formed through FOCUS, the wisdom that staffers and leaders imparted to me throughout the years, and the knowledge that high school would have been very different – and much harder – had I not had FOCUS. Most importantly, I give to FOCUS because every staffer ardently desires to spread God’s message of grace and love in our broken world.