My name is Bethany Lau! I am a second year Psychology student at the University of Ottawa. I love people, music, spiritual conversations, and delighting in the beauty of nature, the Catholic faith and human hearts. And most importantly, I love Jesus, and I am infinitely loved by Him.
I also love CCO and its mission. Through CCO, I discovered the fullness of my Catholic identity. I realized that I am called to be missionary, to share my faith in a generous and fruitful way, to step out of fear and into the freedom of God’s plans for my life and the lives around me. At Rise Up 2019, I gave my unreserved yes to the mission of the church, yes to the Holy Spirit, and yes to Jesus’ final command “to go forth and spread the gospel, making disciples of all nations”. God has taken me on a WILD, beautiful adventure, and I have not looked back since.
He has called me to go on mission with CCO and to walk with students, both in faith studies and as leaders, inviting them to respond to the gospel, chose to follow Christ with their whole lives, and then challenging them to share their faith magnanimously. In all of it, my own heart has been set on fire with love for Jesus and for the children He calls home, because I know His heart for them, and every day I get to see the radical transformation that comes when young people choose to be all in for Lord. It is pure joy.
This summer the Lord has called me on another adventure, to mission in Uganda! I firmly believe that the Holy Spirit has BIG plans for Uganda. It will be a wellspring of grace to bless all of Africa, and my dream is to share the joy of this mission with you. I would like to invite you to prayerfully consider supporting me, through financial support or through prayer. Missions like Uganda are not possible without the loving support of many like yourself, and I would love for you to join me in this mission!
Thank you for your time, and for any ways you support CCO and the mission of the Church! You are such a blessing to the Lord’s heart 🙂