Two-Stepping Her Way to Saskatoon!

Hello CCO Saskatoon! My name is Carissa Benavides. I recently graduated from UBC with a degree in Sociology. Before I make the move over to Saskatoon, I’ll be spending my summer in Vancity working part-time at an infant daycare and at an elementary after-school program. I really love working with children and youth, and hope to continue to do so after doing my VINE year.

I am so excited to meet each one of you, and hear your stories! I am a big fan of life chats over tea and cheesecake. I love blogs, live music, spontaneous dancing and the ocean. A fun, not-so-secret fact about me is that I had a country music conversion two years ago- yes, there is such a thing. So, no pressure, but I’m hoping to get some two-stepping in when I get to the U of S.

It was in my 2nd year of university, when I had a conversation with a CCO missionary, that changed the way I had been living out my faith for the past five years. I don’t remember the words that were exchanged but the conversation opened my heart to realizing that I was strongly desiring a relationship with Jesus, and was craving His Love! Since then, after many daily Masses, a couple of RiseUps and Fall Retreats, an IMPACTed summer, and multiple dates with Jesus, my heart has never been the same. So, never underestimate the power of a simple conversation, be it with people in your classes or your co-workers or even long-time family and friends: it might just change their life.

I’m blessed with a joy from the Lord that I hope to share with all of you! I’m looking forward to the fall and this year: it’s gonna be big and beautiful.

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  1. We can’t wait to have you Carissa! ps. I love cheescake too!

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