Marissa Nowicki

Hey! My name's Marissa.

Striving to serve Christ and His people each day.

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Where I serve

I'm happy to be serving at South Dakota State University!  Go Jacks!  I spend my days going on runs with students, hanging out at football games, and diving deeper into scripture with my bible studies.  My deepest desire is to simply meet students where they are at and call them higher, to develop a friendship cultivated by the truth.  

My Story

Time and time again the Lord has called me into a deeper relationship with Him and to surrender every part of my being, and each time it has formed me to become the woman God created me to be. He has shown me that truly nothing is possible without Him.  Christ has placed people in my life who hadn't met Him, and I realized how desperately these souls were searching for authentic friendship in order to find our Lord.

The most urgent crisis in our time is the battle for lost souls. Evangelization is not an option, and I cannot believe the Lord has called me to serve Him in this beautiful, humble, and radical manner.  I hope to see souls all across the country become transformed, to see that they do not have to be perfect, that they can fall, that life is not so cut and dry, it's hard and it takes work, and it's completely okay to not be okay - to fall at the feet of Christ and surrender your hour, day, even life to Him.  We have such a mentality of having to succeed, but the only way we can is if we understand that Christ won it all long before we ever had the chance.

Above: A group of us on mission in the Dominican Republic over spring break.

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. 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 …