Maria Grygleski

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

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Where I serve

I have been called by God to serve college students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! This upcoming academic year will be my second year on this campus. The Lord has done a tremendous amount of work in the hearts of the members of my missionary team as well as countless students on campus, and I am certain that He has much in store for this upcoming year as well.

My missionary team for this upcoming year.

[From Left] Back row: Father Matya, Jack, Ben, Mary, Maggie, Jen, Evangeline, Max Front row: Luke, Logan, Maria, Victoria, Hayley, Molly

My Story

For much of my life, faith was pushed to the background, and I sought satisfaction from the things of this world, ultimately ending up empty-handed. In college, I met a FOCUS missionary who approached me with the truth there is fullness of joy and abundance of life to be found through having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ within the Catholic Church. Her witness of this joy was undeniable, and it was clear that she had something I desperately needed. Through authentic friendship, she led me to awaken the hunger within myself for God and challenged me to start living my life in ways that would glorify Him, and bring me true happiness. As I grew in my relationship with God, I began to realize that I was called (as we each are!) to serve and spread His love to others. As a missionary, my greatest desire is to take what this missionary did for me and do it for others, bringing them to authentically meet the person of Jesus and help them realize that they are called to be saints in heaven, and world-changers, through doing the will of God.

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 alongside this mission. I am certain that the Lord has big plans in store for each of my mission partners as they each say "yes" to give of themselves to His mission. If you feel that He is calling you to give, please let me know of the best way to reach you and we can schedule a meeting. I'd be honored to share in the Lord's work with you. God bless!

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 …