Lucas Nieto

Hey! My name's Lucas. I'm in my 2nd year as a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve college students on college campuses! I have been blessed to serve at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 2015-2016 school year and am happy to be returning to UW-Madison for the coming 2016-2017 school year, Go Badgers! You can find me hanging with my freshman Bible studies at the union, playing pool, bowling and sharing my life and love of the Lord Jesus Christ.

My Story

In being a missionary, I focus my life on knowing Jesus Christ and fulfilling His Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20). This commission is my invitation to share Christ with college students and lead them to eternal happiness and pursuit of virtue. I have had my life transformed during my life in college due to FOCUS missionaries. At a time my freshman year, where my fraternity, Delta Sigma Phi, was having the most negative influence in my life and had me questioning what my purpose was, it was the missionaries who introduced me to the person of Christ in prayer and the Mass. Knowing that He was available to me and was inviting me to deeper intimacy with Him was enough to inspire me to strive for holiness and union with the Lord and His will!

This led me to be a witness to my fraternity brothers and classmates in a way that brought great fear, but much fulfillment and reassurance in who I was as a son of God. I continued to pursue the Lord in prayer and school work as I realized the Lord wanted me to continue to make his presence known on college campuses, and that is where FOCUS came into play. Upon applying and going through the interview process, I experienced great peace and yearning for souls on campuses that are living in despair and turmoil. After graduating with my Bachelors in Health Services Management from IUPUI in Indianapolis, IN, I accepted a position as a campus missionary with FOCUS and am excited to continue this journey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"Being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the Gospel of God, but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us." 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Your Impact

In answering the Lord by joining FOCUS, I have made the commitment to Him as well as the Catholic Church, to be radically available to students on campus for the good of the body of Christ! In meeting students where they are at, I fully rely on mission partners who are faithful and zealous individuals like yourselves, for financial support to bring Christ where he is not known on campus. If you would like more information or join me in this mission, I would love to get to know you and share more about our impact here at the University of Wisconsin and how you can be a part of it!

In Jesus and Mary,


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 …