Rebecca Richards

Hi friend! My name's Rebecca and I am a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! 

My Story

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend UC Irvine for my undergraduate education. Go Anteaters! It was there that I encountered the Lord in ways I never had before. During my sophomore year, I formed a deep, authentic friendship with one of the FOCUS missionaries on my campus. With her guidance, I was able to find freedom in my identity as a beloved daughter of God. I decided to place Christ at the center of my life upon encountering Jesus in the Eucharist at SLS20 later that school year. His overwhelming presence that night at adoration filled my yearning heart, and I knew my life would never be the same. Since then, it’s been a wild adventure filled with a series of yeses that have led me to where I am today! 

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ and build up the kingdom of Heaven. My life has been transformed by Jesus and I want nothing more than to bring this joy to others and introduce them to the life-changing message of the Gospel. In His ministry on earth, Jesus humbled Himself to meet us on our level, taking on our humanity, and spent most of His time investing deeply in a few. I look to Jesus’ own example to find the best method of reaching the world. I've been constantly amazed by the different souls I've encountered on campus, and can’t wait for the souls I will continue to encounter in Philadelphia.  

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 absolutely 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 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 …