Rachel Nurse

Hey! My name's Rachel. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

I have been called to serve as a FOCUS Missionary at Iowa State University since January 2018. For the 2020-2021 academic year, I will be serving as the Team Director at St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center for my 4th Year as a FOCUS Missionary. Please pray for our Campus Ministry Team at ISU!

My Story

My initial involvement in FOCUS was a simple invite to bible study and to a retreat about the Holy Spirit. I left my first retreat knowing that the Lord was calling me to give up a life of selfishness and that I desired to know Him more. I struggled with how to make the Lord apart of my everyday life instead of just having incredible retreat experiences.  It was my Junior Year of college at USD when I met a FOCUS Missionary who really taught me how to pray with scripture, fall in love with the sacraments, and share with others how the Lord worked in my life.

Jesus Christ invites me to lay my life down for the Church daily and more specifically as Team Director serving four full-time missionaries at ISU. As a missionary, I get to remind my teammates and college students of their identities and share with them the good news that Jesus Christ desires a personal relationship with all people. This truth has brought me joy that I desire to share with others.

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.

I would love you to share more with you, please contact me via e-mail at [email protected] or text me at 319-290-2608.

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 …