Gabrielle McCracken

“He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.” – Pope Saint John Paul II

Where I serve

I serve at University of Minnesota-Duluth. Go Bulldogs!

My Story

I entered my college career searching for truth and feeling the ache to be seen and loved by those around me. Growing up a cradle Catholic taught me well the basic teachings of the faith, but it wasn’t until I encountered FOCUS on my college campus that I realized I was missing a huge part of it: a personal relationship and encounter with the person of Jesus Christ. The authentic love and joy that the missionaries and students in my Catholic center shared with me drew me into the community and eventually deeper in my faith. I was shown that the only love that mattered was that that He alone desired to give me and that I wasn’t going through this journey alone.

As a missionary, I want to be that witness of His love to those around me. “With such affection for you, we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our very selves as well, so dearly beloved had you become to us” 1 Thess. 2:8. I’m so incredibly blessed to be able to walk with students as they discover the beauty and love of the Father they were created for.

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 and I would love to invite you into this journey. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I would be honored to share this mission with you!

God bless!

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