Lizbeth Marquez

Hey, hey! My name is Lizbeth Marquez and this is my second year as missionary at the University of Maryland, GO TERPS!!

Where I serve

My small, “yes” to the Lord calling me on mission has taken me on the best adventure yet! From cornfields in Nebraska, to crabs on the east coast, I am excited to be returning to the University of Maryland.


Watch a recap of my first year as a missionary:


Team UMD 2024-2025: Catherine, Grant, Martin, and myself 

My Story

I am so grateful for the witness of faith my parents exemplified growing up. But, then life came at me fast and hard. My freshman year of college was difficult, and one night I found myself in a church seeking the only person who could truly satisfy me.

In John 5:6 Jesus asks the question, “Do you want to be well?”

Though hesitant at first, after this encounter I began to seek Jesus more consistently through prayer, the sacraments, and virtuous friendships. As I have come to know the truth that Jesus wants us not only to be well, but to live abundantly (John 10:10), I deeply desire to share that truth with others.

As a FOCUS missionary I hope to walk with students at the University of Maryland as we learn to continually answer “yes” when the Lord asks of us the same question, “Do you want to be well?”

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 let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.


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