Grace Garcia

Hey! My name is Grace. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

 “ As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10

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Where I serve

I am blessed to return for a 2nd year to serve the students at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)! Go Flames! You will probably find me hanging out at the Newman Center, drinking a matcha latte, or hammocking on campus. I love talking about movies, music, and odd science facts, but my favorite topic is how Jesus offers us the abundant life in EVERY moment!! I am looking forward to serving the students of UIC for a second year! Here is my team for this upcoming year on mission!

My Story

During my time at the University of Toledo, I was blessed to meet FOCUS missionaries who guided me on my faith journey. In their unique ways, the missionaries helped me to know the person of Jesus Christ. Through their intentional investment in me, I learned how to authentically pray and encounter the Lord through relationship.  At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, I was stripped of many of the identities I developed in college. Left with nothing to turn to, I surrendered my whole life to the Lord. This is when I first felt the call to be a full-time FOCUS missionary. 

I worked for a Catholic parish after graduating, and applied to FOCUS in September of 2020. Later that year I was offered a position as a on-campus missionary.

The greatest desire of my heart is to share the joy and freedom I have found in living a life for Jesus. I am so honored to be able to go onto campus and encounter students where they are, as I was encountered during my time in college. I know the Lord will work through me to transform lives, as He has already done miracles in my heart! 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS as a full-time missionary, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. If you are interested in joining my team, please let me know the best way to reach you, and I will schedule an appointment. I would be honored to share this mission with you. 

Phone: 810.357.3648   Email: [email protected] 

Thank you and 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 …