Mackenzie Tucker

Hey! My name's Mackenzie. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I'm currently serving my third year as a missionary at the University of North Florida! I am so happy to be continuing this mission with the students here at UNF. Many students I encounter are searching for that certain something that will make them truly happy (God), but are often blinded by the allure of their surroundings and pressures of the secular society. I've witnessed the Holy Spirit working within the campus ministry and the students that I am able to meet up with on a regular basis. There is absolutely no doubt that the Lord is present here on campus changing hearts and saving souls!

My Story

After spending most of my life lukewarm in my faith, I began to doubt my worth and the existence of God during my college years. During my senior year of college I went through a darker period of loneliness and sin, and doubting the true existence of God. If he truly loves all of his children, why was I so alone? I attended the FOCUS National Conference, SEEK, in 2015 and encountered the living Christ through the love of two FOCUS missionaries and during Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. God's overwhelming love and mercy poured over me during that weekend and time of prayer. For the first time, I saw myself as He sees me and I was brought to tears. He made it clear to me that my loneliness wasn't unique to me, but that college students everywhere are going through the same thing. Longing for fulfillment, seeking true happiness and love. I answered the call to be His missionary, sharing that love to college students. I am a completely different person since that conference and I can truly say that a life with Christ is a wonderful adventure. I actually have a relationship with Christ, and am the happiest I've ever been. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus and by His grace I am able to live this each and every day for Him.

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.

Know, Love and Serve God

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

Build Virtuous Friendships

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

Teach Others to Share Christ

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