Marie Sisser

"Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

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Where I serve

This is my third year as a FOCUS missionary, and my first and second year I served at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. This year, God has called me to serve students at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa!

My Story

When I was in high school I started to practice my faith more fully after attending a retreat before Confirmation. It was on that retreat that God helped me to realize that He did not simply give me a set of rules to follow for their own sake, but through showing me His commandments, God wanted me to know His love.
In college I was blessed in growing closer to God with the help of a great community of faith. I want every college student to have the opportunity to know, love, and serve God on their campuses and in the world, and to know the abundant life that He offers.

As my relationship with God has grown He has given me a fuller understanding of what living in His love means. In discussing His relationship with the Father, Jesus says, "I tell you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete" (John 15:11). What I hope for college students is that through being introduced to a life of faith, or through growing in their faith, they will be able to experience more fully the joy that comes from Christ. I hope that students can learn how to integrate their faith into their daily lives in their relationships, school work, involvement in organizations on campus, and all that they do, and in this way be God's light in the world so that others may come to know Him. Through FOCUS, they can learn to do just that, and then take this into their lives beyond the college campus.

Your Impact

As a FOCUS missionary, I rely on your prayers and financial support to be able to do this work! I invite you to partner with me in the mission to serve students on college campuses, so that they can grow in love of God through His grace, share the Gospel with others through conversation and through living their daily lives, and then help others to do this as well. Thank you so much and may God bless you!

Feel free to contact me by phone at 952.451.3723 or email at [email protected]

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 …