Blog

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

Missionaries Develop Brazilian Hearts

If you’ve ever worked with an interpreter, you know how it can force you to consider every word. Suddenly, communicating takes twice as long, and the delay in response can be agonizing. Language matters, even in small things like ordering food. For more nuanced communication — such as sharing personal

Professional's Career Changed by Heart

It began with a simple invitation. Hearing God’s call to become a CCO missionary started when a good friend invited me to a conference. She asked me to join her in Vancouver for Rise Up, CCO’s annual national conference. I had lived in Florida for over a

Everything Changed

by Taylor Hyatt Nearly five years ago, Erica Stevens began the Religious Studies and Sociology program at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. Although she practiced her Catholic faith in high school, it remained an unimportant aspect of her life. Erica lived with what she now calls a

Remember That Time I Played Bass For Matt Maher?

After George Worthen found out he’d be playing with Matt Maher at multiple venues for World Youth Day 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, his head was spinning. “I was on a top bunk with only about 1.5 feet of headroom when I found out I’d be playing

Matt Miller: What I Got Myself Into…

by Taylor Hyatt Matt Miller is 21 years old and studying psychology at St. Mary’s University. If asked about his life a year and a half ago, he describes it by saying, “It lacked direction.” He was in third year, but had no idea what he would

Trusting in the Father

by Taylor Hyatt Andrew Sennyah is a fourth year economics and international relations student at the University of Calgary. During his first year, CCO invited him to fill out a survey. However, when one of the student leaders tried to follow up with him, he ignored their calls.