Emily Alzaidi Zheng

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Hello there! My name is Emily Alzaidi Zheng, and I am from Mississauga, Ontario. I am in my third year of Biomedical Science at the University of Guelph, and am the current student president of my university’s undergraduate Catholic club, known as the University Catholic Community (UCC).

In December of 2017, I attended my first Rise Up conference. It was there that I was first exposed to the mission of CCO. It was there that I saw the joy Christ brings to hundreds of Catholic young adults. It was there that I was affirmed that living the fullness of the Catholic faith, having a Christ centred relationship, and pursuing a life of virtue was all I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The following Easter Vigil (arguably the best day of my life), I was received into the Church. Over the past year or so, I have had the privilege of participating in, and leading CCO faith studies. These experiences have challenged me to grow in my faith, as well as given me the gift of accompanying fellow university students in their adventure with Christ.

This reading week, I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel to a university campus in Honduras, where I will be part of a mission team assisting with campus outreach. There, I hope to be able to help Honduran university students encounter the merciful love of Christ and invite them to embark on their own adventure with Christ, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This mission will equip me with the tools to improve missionary activity at my University, as well as grow my missionary heart.

“I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

I invite you to participate in this mission, and embark on this journey with me and the rest of the mission team. By supporting us, you will not only be contributing to our mission in Honduras, but also to the campuses that we will return to following the mission, like the University of Guelph! You will be supporting and partaking in the renewal of the world! How amazing is that?!

Please consider financially supporting me and the rest of the Honduras 2020 mission team as we share the Good News of the Gospel this reading week, in addition to keeping us in your prayers! Thank you so much!

Additionally, if you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me at emily.alzaidi@gmail.com.

God Bless!