Niki Viegut

Hey! My name's Niki. I'm a second year FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana for a second year! I'm excited to continue investing in the lives of the women around me :)

I am from Burnsville, MN. I went to college at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where I was involved with FOCUS. I've been married since July 29th, 2016 and am formerly known as Niki Jeziorski. My husband is a part-time missionary and part-time strength and conditioning coach at the University of Illinois. His job allows him to be a witness to Christ for the athletes that he works with on campus.

Teresa (left), our team director, and me (right) will be the only two missionaries returning to the University of Illinois. So meet our first years Christian, Meredith, and Tanner! Christian graduated from Virgina Tech and Meredith and Tanner just graduated from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. We're looking forward to having them on our team!

My Story

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" Matthew 28:18-20

Throughout high school and college God has brought me through many experiences that have shaped my desire to serve others. My desire to serve others was the most apparent through the joy I felt while leading a FOCUS bible study in college and being involved with the lives of the women around me.  

As a missionary, the vision God has placed on my heart is to challenge college students to be a fearless disciple of Christ and to share with others the joy He has given me. In Jesus' 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 believe that God is asking me to use my failures and my gifts to reach college women where they are and encourage them to be a part of something that has the fullness of truth. I feel called to do this through the creation of a loving, supportive, Christ-centered community of women because having this in college changed my life.

Your Impact

FOCUS has had the largest impact on my relationship with God thus far. My college experience would have been much different without FOCUS and the people in it. My specific role in FOCUS is to create a community of love and trust with God at the center. I will pray for these women, lead them in Bible Studies, and get to know them on a personal level to ultimately invite them into a deep relationship with Jesus Christ.  

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 …