Camille Hicks

Howdy! My name's Camille. I'm a FOCUS missionary at LSU!

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  God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.  

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC1)

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve at Louisiana State University! Living in Baton Rouge is exciting to say the least, people welcome you with open arms! The culture of the city, based around family and food, is right up my ally! Along with the place I get to live in, I also have the chance to serve alongside the best team of missionaries (and friends) that shape me and challenge me to my calling of being a Beloved Daughter of the Father and to live out being the best missionary I can.

My Story

Six hundred and eighty-nine miles, the distance from my hometown, El Paso, Texas, to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. I entered college in a land that was so far from what I knew my whole life. New city, new school, new teachers, new extra curriculars, and new friends. Everything was going to be different – which I was excited for. Upon entering college, I pledged a sorority, Pi Beta Phi, in hopes of finding friends in this new foreign place. Very quickly it became all too easy to be wrapped up in the typical college sorority lifestyle. I played along because I wanted to find a place to belong and group of people to call my own. I was always in shock at how little fulfillment that these times brought me and would always go home feeling empty and alone – like something was missing.

My sophomore year of college I was invited to attend a FOCUS conference, SEEK2017, in San Antonio, Texas. At this conference I realized that in the ways I was living and all I was feeling, I was not alone. In this conference I was able to listen to amazing talks, meet new people from Texas A&M – and form friendships with them, and most importantly encounter Jesus in the Eucharist in the most real way I have ever experienced. Coming back to campus in my spring semester I lived a life of striving to change the way I was living and live a life that focused and followed Christ. That all started with daily prayer at the Chapel. I was plugged into a bible study and walked with in a discipleship relationship with another women. During these times I was able to dive into formation and uncover more about God’s love for my and the beauty of the teaching of our Church. The Lord gave me the gift of the women that invested time into me, and also the women that He gave me to lead in formation of their faith. I have grown and been shaped in leading a bible study and discipling other women throughout the remainder of my time in college. The Lord gave me the best friends and community of people to be shaped and formed by and I wouldn't be the person I am today it wasn't for His love being shown through them. 

College is a terribly rough place to make it on your own. It’s actually impossible to do. We are people that were made for relationship and for communion with Jesus and with one and other. I am so blessed that I have the opportunity to spend my time inspiring young women to encounter just that.

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. I'd be honored to share this mission with you!

[email protected] - 915.799.5654

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