Jessica Tomlinson has been a missionary to Scotland since 2013. She moved there when she was twenty-two years old. She serves with Bob and Melissa Hill (25 years in Scotland) and Ryan, Chris, Cassy Haney (16 years in Scotland). They all live at Overtoun House. Overtoun House is a refuge for women in crisis, where they can receive hope, healing, and restoration!
Jessica desires to reach out to the women and children of Scotland and together discover the calling that God has placed on their lives, discovering who they are in Him and to set them in motion to walk in all that God has for them.
She wants to reach out and love the people of Scotland, whether this is through meeting with the ladies of the church individually or by having a group meeting where they discuss God’s word by reading specific books and talking about how they can apply His word to their everyday life! She desires to see the people of Scotland set free.
Jessica also assists Ryan, Chris, and Cassy Haney with their children’s ministry. They go into primary schools; putting on an after School Bible club similar to Vacation Bible School. This consists of puppet skits, memory verses, music with actions, prayer time, snack, games and so much more!
Another one of her responsibilities is handling administrative work for Bob and Melissa Hill. She knows that God has His perfect plan written out for each person here in Scotland and is thankful and honored to be a part of what He is doing!
Jessica grew up in Portland, Indiana. One day at the age of eight Jessica was in class reading the Biography of Mary Slessor. Mary Slessor was a Scottish young lady who grew up in Scotland but later became a missionary to Africa. She was the first white woman to ever go to Africa and share Jesus with the people who lived there. Mary reached many people for the Lord and ended up dying in Africa. After Jessica finished reading Mary Slessor’s story, she knew that God had called her to be a missionary as well. She did not know what this looked like or how but, she knew that she was to go.
Living in Indiana, Jessica went to church in her home town and they held a once-a-month Missions night. They talked in detail about the lives of many missionaries. This helped grow Jessica’s desire for being a missionary. Still being very young she had no idea what God was doing and where He was going to take her but she remained steadfast and continued to grow where He had her.
Jessica grew up on a farm. There she learned how to do so many different things. At the time she did not care for the tasks at hand, but little did she know, God was growing her and teaching her things that she would need to know when it was time for her to live in Scotland.
At the age of 14, Jessica moved with her family to Foley, Alabama. Living in Alabama she got plugged into a church called Liberty Church – Foley Campus. She became involved in serving the youth and was a youth leader for several years. When Jessica was 18 years old a friend told her about Globe and the classes they offered for missions. Her friend invited her to go and learn more. Jessica knew this was the next step in what God was asking her to do. That night she signed up for the class!
Over the next six months, she had no idea that God would change her heart so much! Bob and Melissa Hill came to her church for Missions Conference and there they shared all about what God was doing in their lives in Scotland. It was at that moment that God revealed her mission to Scotland.
A generation that has been called out of darkness and into light…1 Peter 2:9
Jessica is currently assisting Bob & Melissa Hill with the administration of Overtoun House. She is helping Ryan, Chris, & Cassy Haney with Kinrick kids in the local primary schools – teaching them about how God can be their very best friend. Along with these things she Also leads a ladies group bible study with ladies in the church. Meeting one individually with ladies and helping them discover who God is and how much He loves them!