Elivia Hilferty

Hello! My name is Elivia and I am a FOCUS Missionary!


Where I serve

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FOCUS Team Emporia State University 2024-2025

I am a second-year Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. What a gift it is that I have to opportunity to serve in Kansas! I am honored to be able to share the Gospel and the love of The Lord with the students at Emporia.


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ESU Bible Study 2023-2024

My first year on mission at ESU was a blessing! I met so many beautiful people and experienced many opportunities for the first time. My favorite part of this past year was the girls that were in my bible study. The community and relationships that formed because of the Bible study allowed us to spend so much time together. I am so excited to continue to serve these women at ESU this coming year.

My Story

At The University of Northern Colorado, I was introduced to FOCUS Missionaries that invited me into bible study. Joining that bible study was the start of a re-conversion of the Catholic faith for me. Since then, my heart has been on fire for mission and to share His truth, especially to college students who are struggling to find their way in this world. It is by the grace of The Lord that I am now serving him on mission with FOCUS.

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’d be honored to share this mission with you.

Find other missionaries

FOCUS brings the joy of the Gospel to colleges and parishes across the United States (and beyond)!
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Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

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Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

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Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on.

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