Fran Zurcher

FOCUS missionary, Nebraska native.

Where I serve

The Lord has sent me to the University of Southern California! I can t wait to serve the college students at USC for the 2021-2022 school year. Fight On!

My Story

I was baptized into the Catholic faith at the age of three and sent to a Catholic school growing up. I knew there was truth to our Catholic faith, but I lacked a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, something I desired so deeply, and constantly prayed for the authentic friendships that would help me to know Him more intimately.

In His Providence, I went to college at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and met FOCUS missionaries who changed my life. Their joy and love for our Lord were so contagious. I wanted to know more about what a life with Christ looked like. They invited me on a mission trip to Ireland, and it was there that the Lord revealed to me the desire to be a missionary. I had never experienced so much peace, joy, and freedom knowing that, with His grace, I could help other college students fall in love with a God who died and rose for them. I then decided that I would spend the rest of my life serving others and showing them that a life following Christ and His commandments is a life that will set us free.

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please text or email me and I would be happy to grab coffee with you!

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