Abigail & Claudio Hewgley

Create in me a clean heart O’ God

Where We serve

Hello! My husband, Claudio, and I are excited you found us! My name is Abigail and I am in my third year as a campus missionary. Claudio and I are serving at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia! I have spent my past two years at Ramapo College of New Jersey. It is sad to be leaving, but I am excited for what The Lord has in store for me in this new adventure.

Our Story

I began my time at college with a desire to be amongst the Catholic community. Being born and raised Catholic was a great blessing throughout my life. The Lord stayed by my side even in the darkest times in which I was angry and questioning why He allowed great suffering to occur in my life at a young age. As I was wrestling with Jesus, He placed people in my life who accepted me in my brokenness. They were a light in great darkness, and my heart began to soften and open back up to The Lord. My first few weeks at Towson University, Jesus placed the FOCUS missionaries in my path and I soon saw this light within them. I saw this joy in them that my heart was aching for. I immediately began spending time with them and now understand how they were modeling the way of the Christian life. I joined them in daily mass and time praying before Jesus in adoration, and Jesus began transforming me and flooding my heart with His love. All I had to do was make time for Him, and He took care of the rest. Now as a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead students to Christ. Saying yes to Jesus and making Him the center of my life changed me forever, 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 way of reaching the world, through deeply investing in a few and teaching them to do the same, and so forth. It is a great adventure being Christs full time missionary, and I hope you will chose to take part in the journey He has prepared for you and for me.

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 in Christs mission, you can click on the button below to set up financial support. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.

In Him,

Abigail Vall

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