Lord, Prepare Me

The FOCUS Missionary Newsletter of Hayley Tomilson

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Virginia

From the moment I arrived in Ave Maria, Florida on that first day of FOCUS’ New Staff Training, God has been surprising me and blessing me in this ministry! While at NST, I spent time getting to know my other three teammates (Vicki, Rich and Tim), so when we got to campus in August, we hit the ground running! The first week of Fall Semester classes is one of the most crucial times for us to be present on campus because its when we meet the new students and invite them to all of our Fall Outreach events at the Catholic Campus Ministry.

In this short amount of time, God has blessed my outreach and the Catholic Campus Ministry as a whole. I was even a part of UMW’s FIRST EVER Eucharistic procession through campus and all-night Adoration in the University’s main quad!

Bible Studies

Another way that Christ is allowing me to serve is through leading a Women’s Freshmen Bible Study. It has been a beautiful witness to lead these young women, who in the first week were mere strangers to one another, grow in friendship and faith.

I'm now in the process of starting a Female Athlete Bible Study with women from the Softball, Lacrosse and Cross Country teams! My hope is that in this Call to Greatness Bible Study, these women will better understand their core identity as first and foremost beloved daughters of God and inspire them to compete for God’s glory. I am also meeting with these women one-on-one, to better serve them as individuals and together grow in discipleship.

Requesting Prayers

Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers, as I could not partake in this mission without you! Please pray for:

  • My Teammates: Vicki, Rich and Tim
  • CCM Staff: Father Vaccaro, Cece, and Miss Ronnie
  • The girls I am leading in Bible Study: Kaylee, Susannah, Erin, Megan, Elaina, Michelle, Grace, Lizzy, Emma and Hanna
  • The FOCUS Student Leadership Summit in Dallas Texas this January! We hope to bring a group of students with us to join the 3,000 other college students and missionaries. Here we will spend 5 days being trained and equipped in spreading the love of the gospel to the rest of our campuses!
  • UMW Athletic Department and all the female athletes