Rebecca McGuinness

Nascantur in Admiratione 

Let Them Be Born in Wonder

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Where I serve

I currently reside in Knoxville,TN as the Team Director for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This is my third year as a missionary with FOCUS after two years spent at Southern Miss. 

My Story

Growing up in California, I never allowed God to enter fully into my life, seeing His involvement as distant, and quite frankly, unwanted. When I left home for school at the University of Kansas, God had become but a stranger to me, a trivial conviction of the past. After two years away from the Church, however, I found that a life without God strips the human experience of its depth, robbing it of its meaning. I sought desperately for this meaning, for my own purpose, for this unquenchable joy that I knew existed, and yet I had not foun

That is when I began to meet people who had taken the words of Christ, who had heard of His great love for us, and who had actually responded to His invitation. They had this joy, a joy that transcended the wavering dispositions of my own life, and rather characterizing the deepest interiors of who they were. Day by day, and moment by moment, God guided me to Himself through these friendships, offering me glimpses of His own heart through the witness of their lives.

As I look out into our world, it is clear that so often we lose sight of just how incredibly loved we are, and our own capacity to love others. Through this mission in FOCUS, I seek only to reignite the flame that God has placed deeply within us all, allowing students to respond with a resounding ‘yes’ to the call of God in their own lives, a call He extends to each of us as He transforms us into his very image.

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 would love 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 …