Hailey Liston

Hello! My name's Hailey. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. You'll typically find me with coffee in hand, around the Catholic center, or baking with the students. I have a beautiful story about how Jesus has changed my life -- I think you should hear it sometime! Come find me and I'd love to share it with you. :)

Above: The team I serve alongside at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville!

My Story

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.

My first two years on staff I was called to serve alongside those at The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was there that I worked with great women of faith who were once students that I mentored but have since become friends. It's been such a gift working with women desirous to live out a life of Faith, following the Lord as He calls them into a deeper relationship to Himself. Through serving at Tulsa for two years, I also met and worked with my now-fiancé, Andrew. The Lord called us both to that campus to grow as on a team brother and sister to friends and then, after two years, as a significant other. I'm amazed at the ways in which Jesus pursues me through Andrew and know that I wouldn't be the missionary to others without him calling me higher and holding me accountable. What a beautiful gift to see my "yes" to mission on a university campus turn into a "yes" to my vocation, and even more-so, be able to live out that vocation on a campus so as to be a witness to college students, sharing what a virtuous and Christ-centered relationship can look like rather than what the world currently tells us love is. Please pray for us as we prepare for marriage in July 2019 and work with our men and women at our respective universities!

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.

Know, Love and Serve God

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

Build Virtuous Friendships

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

Teach Others to Share Christ

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