Emily Wardle

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My name is Emily, and I am a third-year student at Queen’s University in Kingston. I am studying Art History, particularly Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, which in a beautiful way allows me to spend my degree studying images created for the glory of God!

I grew up in a Catholic home which fostered and encouraged my identity as a beloved daughter of God. My parents always encouraged me to rely on Christ and Mary when they weren’t able to support me in the way that I needed it at the time. My experience was only further developed by involvement with youth ministry in my hometown and wonderful Catholic friends who inspired and called my to a greater conversion.

I then encountered CCO while in my first year at Queen’s, and immediately signed up for Discovery, overjoyed to find a Catholic community on my campus. During Discovery I was reminded of a commitment I made 2 summers before, to commit my life to Christ, and the opportunity was presented to me to renew that commitment. I took this opportunity and made it a more real commitment, beginning to choose Christ each day.

I have desired Mission since this re-commitment but the timing never worked out. However, I was able to work as a Totus Tuus Missionary in both summer 2017 and 2018, which only strengthened my desire to spread the gospel. When I saw the Scotland mission posted, I immediately felt called to it, and after some encouragement from the missionaries at Queen’s I applied. However, once CCO accepted my application I was almost convinced the timing would not work out for yet another year. But just before boarding a plane to Israel, I knew I couldn’t pass up the incredible opportunity that had been given to me, and immediately (before I lost service) sent in my ‘yes.’

I am so excited to be participating in this mission and to trust in God’s beautiful plan. I hope you will consider supporting me both through prayer and donations. God Bless you!

“For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died” – 2 Corinthians 5:14

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