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TNMT, or The Newman Missionary Team, this year is comprised of 5 individuals who have vowed to spend the next year as an evangelist, guide, and friend of the college students at NIU.  The amazing men and women have put their faith in God to help lead them to change others and bring them closer to Christ.

Interested families and parishioners who want to help TNMT can do so through financial support, food donations, and prayer.

If you are interested and want to make a difference, please go through the Give Central link.

Also, look below to see the list of our current missionaries, get to know who they are and decide who you would like to help fund!  Each missionary has to fundraise a certain amount of money to help offset the cost of their living expenses, so please help them and let them know that they are trully making a difference!

 

 

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Howdy, my name is Zach Taylor (not to be confused with Zach Rohm). I’m from Peoria, IL and I have 5 younger brothers and 1 younger sister. I spent 2 years at Illinois Central College (in Peoria) studying Mechanical Engineering and 1 year at Bradley University studying Secondary Education in Mathematics. I played football and rugby during High School, and my favorite movie is Cinderella Man. It is a great movie because it shows a fantastic example of sacrificial fatherhood.

Going into my third summer as a Totus Tuus missionary for the Diocese of Peoria I found out about TNMT. When I heard about an opportunity to share the Gospel on a college campus, I got excited. I love Jesus Christ and my heart yearns for others to fall in love with Him as well. I cannot wait to get started as a missionary on campus. Please pray for me and my team and know of our prayers for you!

 

 

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Hello all! My name is Caroline Frame and I come from Woodstock, Illinois, but have spent the past four years at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO (Go Billikens!). In college, I studied nursing and I am now a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). My favorite things include coffee, a plethora of flowers, and finding joy in the little things of life. I am so excited to be a missionary at NIU and hopefully bring souls to Christ through authentic friendship alongside my teammates this upcoming year. “Where does Jesus send us? There are no borders, no limits: He sends us to everyone. The Gospel is for everyone, not just for some. Do not be afraid to go and bring Christ into every area of life, to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent. The Lord seeks all, he wants everyone to feel the warmth of His mercy and His love.” -Pope Francis

 

sarahMy name is Sarah Lundgren and I’m originally from Crystal Lake, IL! I just graduated from the University of Dayton last May with a degree in Religious Studies. Excitingly enough, this is my first year of missionary work here at NIU and also, I’ll be getting married next year to my fiance, Kevin. My three favorite things are daily Mass, St. John Paul II, and getting to take a really good nap 🙂  I am so excited to build relationships with students and lead small groups at the Newman Center while being able to bring Christ to them. I know in my heart that the Lord wants me to be here so I am really looking forward to seeing how His will unfolds in my life this year!