Erika Schoonderwoerd

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Hello! My name is Erika Schoonderwoerd and I’m at student at Trent University in Peterborough, where I’m finishing my third year of Nursing!

I was raised in a Catholic home and always knew that my faith was important to me, but the personal love that God has for each of His children wasn’t something that I understood or felt. I was involved with my parish youth group, and attended some Steubenville Conferences that lit a spark in my faith, but I never made any commitment to my relationship with God.

I took a year off from school before I went to Trent and in that year, I placed all of my trust in God that He would show me His plan for me. It was then that I was able to commit to attending Mass every Sunday, and with a few ups and downs, my faith has only grown from there.

The growth in my faith lea me to take the CCO faith studies as soon as they were offered at Trent.

Last fall at an adoration event, I truly felt God’s love for me and wanted to share His love with everyone. I decided to start leading my first faith study and the joy I feel when I share my faith is indescribable. I’ve always felt drawn to serve vulnerable populations so I am sincerely looking forward to spending three weeks in New York City this spring.

Please consider supporting me on this mission with a donation and I thank you in advance for your prayers and support.

Yours in Christ,

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