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The Fight

By: Joseph San Jose. I t wasn’t easy figuring out God’s plan for my life. In discerning my options after graduating from UBC, I had a strong desire to serve the Church in a full-time capacity, but I wasn’t too sure where exactly He was calling me. The

Falling In Love and Saying "Yes"

By Annie Flaherty. Have you ever fallen in love? Well, my “call” to join CCO Staff was a lot like falling in love. It was a confusing process. It didn’t always make sense, it wasn’t always clear or rational, or easy to put into words. This confusing

"For the First Time I'm Sharing My Faith"

by Hailey Cleaves “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” These are some of the last words that Jesus speaks before returning to the Father in the Gospel of Matthew. It is a well-known verse and one that I grew up hearing. I knew these words

Jesus Knows the Way

By: Amanda Roughton. If someone told me last Fall that in a years’ time I would quit my job working for the lead agency in Canada for Autism, give up all of the things I used to live for (and think important): success, money, prestige, and worldly

Dare To Be Different

  By: Alana Hodge. I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. Before my conversion to Jesus Christ, I knew I wanted to be different but I didn’t know what was motivating me to be different. After my conversion, I knew exactly what this motivation was. Giving

35 Below 0 And God Still Speaks

By: Jeremy Eckert. After my first year of college I was in a very rough place. I hit rock bottom.  It was after I encountered several CCO missionaries on the Impact Ottawa mission that I committed my life to Christ. That was three years ago and it

When We Live For Him

by Sherley Vo Growing up, my parents always made sure that we knew they loved us and were proud of us, and I made the effort to keep it that way. My parents were faithful so naturally, I grew up in the church community and was very

Jesus I Trust in You

  By: Kate Corrigan   My five years of university can be summed up with the famous quote, “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” Attending a university with little to no Catholic presence meant I was constantly challenged in my faith.

Burning Desire Revealed

By: Adriana Viale. My four year undergrad was spent at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.  There was no CCO presence on my campus, but there was a catholic student community that was fairly active.  Even though the closest CCO campus was two hours away in

Discovering the God Who Draws Near to Us

by Alisa Valks Although I grew up in a Catholic household, I would say that eight months ago God seemed untouchable to me.  I believed that someone had to be perfect to have access to Him. This lead me to believe that when I left church, I