Claudio & Abigail Hewgley

Hello! My wife, Abigail, and I are excited you found us! We’re both FOCUS missionaries at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Where We serve

God has called me to serve college students at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. You’ll typically find me hanging out at the cafes on campus, the Newman Center, or playing basketball in the university gym. I’d love to tell you about how Jesus changed my life. Come find me, we’ll grab a cup of coffee, and I can share my story with you!

Our Story

Today, college students face many challenges from mental health to losing their identity in the party culture the world offers. Students are searching for something to satisfy the deepest desires of their hearts: to be known, loved, and cared for and have a purpose. They are suffering from physical and spiritual poverty which can only be healed by Jesus Christ.

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ. 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 how the Lord has encountered them.

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 of bringing Jesus Christ to college students. 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! Call me at (210) 204-9829 or email me at [email protected].

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