Max Thooft

 

Title: Missionary

Mission Center: Kansas City

Chapter: Benedictine College

Contact: max.thooft@spo.org

Standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighing in at 215 pounds, Max is SPO's largest Missionary in Kansas!  Born in St. Paul, Minnesota to two Catholic missionary parents, Max has four siblings and one niece, all of whom he loves very much. He believes that mission starts in the home.

Max has traveled around the world serving with mission groups such as Kairos North America, and NET Ministries. The Lord has filled him with zeal to share the Gospel through words and actions to anyone whom he meets.

Max attended the University of Minnesota where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in the Spring of 2017. His intention was to continue his career assisting with special needs children, with whom he found great joy in serving. However, God had greater plans. Through a mission trip with members of Saint Paul’s Outreach, Max was able to recognize his purpose as an instrument of the Lord’s love to those around him, and as he looked around, he saw college students! What better way to share the Lord’s love with college students then to join the Spirit-led organization of Saint Paul’s Outreach?

In April 2017, Max signed his life over to the Lord, to be a Missionary to his brothers and sisters in Christ. To boldly proclaim the good news that Jesus has won the victory over death, that we are free to live in His unimaginable love for us, and to bear the sufferings of this life for the glory of God’s name!

Max has a heart for Christian unity, the poor and suffering, and a great passion for working with and mentoring young men.  His spare time is filled with outdoor adventures, people watching (psychology nerd), listening to people's stories, riding his bike, playing basketball and ultimate frisbee, enjoying the company of family and friends, giving back massages, making and eating delicious food, playing guitar, lifting weights, and reading spiritual books.

“If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s command’s and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:10-11

May our love for one another echo the greatest joy found in the love of the Father and his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and may the Lord’s peace remain with you as you place your trust in Him.