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Want to Know the Best Decision of My Life?

My interest to work as a missionary happened when I went on a mission trip with CCO to World Youth Day (WYD) in Brazil in 2014. It wasn’t the first time I felt a pull towards evangelization – that had already come from being connected with CCO

Darth Vader and the Big Picture

The Darth Vader lenticular puzzle boasts of a mere 100 pieces of packaged frustration, and each time one of my kids brings it out I begin to perspire just a little. While marriage, parenthood, and choosing a career are among the greatest challenges in life, completing a

Why Giving Up 30 Minutes of Sleep is a Great Idea

On most days, my alarm clock is my son Joseph. I scramble out of bed, throw on some crumpled clothes I found on the floor, and chuck any un-baby safe items in the never ending pile in our closet. On days like this – which let’s be

Church's Mission Calls for Heroes

I grew up loving the stories of heroes. Larger than life characters like Spider-Man, Superman, and Luke Skywalker showed me that through dedication and hard work, anyone could do the right thing and become a hero. My Catholic family showed me that Jesus Christ was a great

Local Faithful Join CCO in Evangelization

We met Bob Mitchell when he volunteered for the Impact Mission in Vancouver this summer [2015]. He has been a member of St. Andrew’s Parish for 41 years, Bob is a big believer in the Discovery Faith Study. We asked him to tell us about it and

Mexico Mission Acts with Mercy

Sixteen students and CCO staff escaped the frigid Canadian winter to sunny Mexico City last February. This was no beach trip. For these young missionaries, this was a chance to unite the Gospel message with corporal acts of mercy. Craig Johring, an inspiring Catholic missionary who has

Going Anywhere, From Coast to Coast

One of CCO’s campus missionaries told me his secret to getting up each morning to pray. He would awaken to his alarm and an all-too-familiar desire to hit snooze and roll over. But, instead of that, he trained himself to say, “I will go anywhere you want

Uganda Captures Heart of Prairie Missionary

While on a phone call with CCO headquarters in Ottawa, missionary Amber Zolc keeps dissolving in laughter as her roommate struggled with a mosquito net. Between bits of conversation with home, she offered advice to her fellow Canadian missionary on how to properly install the canopy. Clearly,

Yukon Mission: Team Goes Past the Periphery

Even though CCO’s mission to the Yukon Territory is ‘domestic’, it elicits the image of great distance, of going out to the periphery. After all, the air travel alone to Whitehorse is not an ordinary experience of Canadian flight. Even in the spring, the approach to the

Living and Sharing Our Faith

I fell in love with my husband over a cup of hot chocolate. Ten years ago, we were on a ferry to PEI. As members of CCO’s mission to World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, we were going to a team-building session. I hadn’t known Ben for long when