It may have been God’s immaculate timing as a group of university students from all over the United States was able to visit Trinidad and Tobago as part of a FOCUS mission trip March 6–13. Group member Abbey Hugo sent us this report of their experience.
FOCUS, Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is an organisation dedicated to inviting college students into a growing relationship with Christ, equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centred evangelisation and discipleship. More than 730 missionaries serve on 164 campuses and eight parishes across the US and Europe. In addition to continual work on campuses, FOCUS leads the world’s largest Catholic missions programme and usually hosts 140 trips to 50 countries each year.
This year, however, many trips were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The start of March marked the first week FOCUS offered mission trips, then all subsequent trips were cancelled. The group that visited Trinidad and Tobago was one of the few able to complete their mission as planned, something mission leader Kaiti Lewing credits to the hand of God.