Marisa Nieto

Hi my name’s Marisa! I’m a FOCUS missionary!

Where I serve

God has called me to serve at the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs! You’ll find me at a coffee shop, the Catholic Center, or hanging out with people on campus. I have great stories about how Jesus has worked in my life — you should hear them sometime! Come find me, I’d love to share them with you 🙂

My Story

My life up until high school consisted of going to Catholic school and Church on Sundays, but I still felt like I was missing something important. I asked God to show me more of Himself because I was curious about how saints, priests, and sisters, could give their whole life to the God that I barely knew. He showed Himself to me as someone that wanted a personal relationship with me. And He wanted me to bring other people to Him to show them the joy and light that comes with knowing Him.

When I got to college, I wandered into daily Mass as a freshman and saw the FOCUS missionaries pray and worship throughout it. I saw they were fully convinced that this was their source of life and meaning. They were living out of what I had been seeking without realizing it, a true relationship with Jesus that doesn’t stop after Mass but is lived throughout every day. I wanted to follow Jesus the way they did, and knew I wanted to be able to lead other people to worship Christ as they led me. 

The personal vision I have been given by God is to lead college-aged students to have a personal relationship with Christ. I hope for them to live in this relationship allowing it to transform their lives so they are willing to go out and teach and lead other people to know Christ too. 

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 would love to share this mission with you!

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