Deisy Muñoz Viesca

For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart. |Eccle 5:20|

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve as a Team Director at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. It is with such excitement to be moving back to my home state and continue to share the mercy of God at a new campus! As a return for a fourth year on staff, I am ever-more convinced that everyone is thirsting for the Good News of Jesus Christ whether they know it or not. I am humbled to be leading this new team of missionaries as we share life with students at UNC and be a witness to God's infinite love. Through the grace of God I work to help students look at the world through the lens of love, community, and generosity. Life as a missionary can feel crazy and full of surprises but there is so much love and freedom that I want to continue to share with everyone I encounter. 


Some of our team during National FOCUS training in Bismarck, ND over the summer!

From left to right: Travis & Rachel (1st Year), Deisy (4th year), Jerod (3rd year) Molly (1st year), Gabe (2yr year).

My Story

I come from a family of immigrants; my parents decided to take a huge leap of faith and move my family to the U.S. just as I turned six years old.  I've called Colorado home since. Growing up in a very faithful Mexican family, the Catholic faith has been a part of my life since the very beginning. God had always been something I knew of but not someone I knew. It was during my time in college where I first took ownership of my faith. 

I studied at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where I double majored in Political Science and Ethnic Studies. I had great love for understanding history, people, and social systems in place. During my time in college, I still kept my label as "Catholic" as I  continued to attend Mass on Sundays and participated in a bible study. Yet I was still lukewarm in my faith. I began to grow frustrated with my faith because the topics I was learning in school revolved around social justice. I began to believe that no one cared, especially no one in our Church. I studied a semester in Washington, D.C. during my junior year of college where I interned for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It was here where I discovered the heart of the Church and experienced her maternal love for her people. I recognized that I had minimized our faith to a system, not an encounter. During my time at the USCCB I learned a lot about how our Catholic Church truly cares and responds to those who are most vulnerable in our society. For the first time I encountered how the real heart of Jesus bleeds for his Church and therefore his people. On my return to Boulder to finish my college degrees, I met and walked alongside a FOCUS missionary who allowed me to blossom in my newfound vision of my relationship to Jesus and his Church. 

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. I want others to ask those great questions affecting our society today and let them encounter Jesus in that. While the world may tell us that religion or faith are useless, I have been a witness that there is great peace and purpose found in giving our life to God. 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

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. I cannot bring this message of true freedom without your help.  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 …