Maria Presta

Where I serve

God has called me to be a FOCUS missionary at Florida State University! Please keep me in your prayers as I serve the students on this college campus and pray that they may radically encounter the love of Christ reigning in their hearts!

My Story

During my time as a college student, I discovered the depths of a certain, secular culture that now infiltrates many college campuses. In this darkness, I spiraled into sin as I desperately desired to fill the void veiled within my heart. When partying did not fulfill its promises, I plundered into the horrors of Hollywood, surrounded by souls fixated on fame and fortune. In Hollywood, in deep desolation, I decided to depend on my faithful father and, there, I radically encountered Christ in the most revealing way. Hopeless, I handed my heart over to Jesus and, as he held it, he healed me. I truly witnessed the capacity for conversion and pray that campuses across the world can witness it too.

Your Impact

When I accepted God’s invitation to become a FOCUS missionary, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners as I step foot on this path paved before me. Your support is truly transforming the lives of students! If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know the best way to reach you and we will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to embark on this mission with you!

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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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