Jack Yurack

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My name is Jack Yurack, I am 22 years old and I will be travelling to Panama City, Panama from January 19th to 28th as part of a team of missionaries with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) attending World Youth Day.

I am a graduate of the University of Ottawa in Collaboration with Algonquin College, having completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (class of 2018). I am very excited to begin a career as a Registered Nurse with The Ottawa Hospital beginning in fall 2018. In addition, for over 2 years I have been a serving member of the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves as a Medical Assistant (Medic) within the Army. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to peruse professions that allow me to experience so much fulfillment on a daily basis.

Growing up my Ottawa routed home was always filled with loving parents and a brother and sister that encouraged me to seek God in a personal way. However, it was only towards the age of 16 years old that I really began to come to understand what that truly meant. Slowly but surely, through His Grace, God changed my heart and helped me strengthen my Faith and relationship with Him. Today, I can say that Christ is the center of my life. To have faith is one thing but to go and share it with others is another… In my 4th year of my BSc in Nursing I moved back to Ottawa, ON in order to complete my hospital clinical preceptorship. It was at this time I became involved with CCO. It was through their support, prayers and guidance of loving friends and mentors that I finally was able to say “Yes”. I finally decided to pursue my faith full heartedly- wherever it might lead me. Well, let me tell you, God works fast… A few short weeks later I received a suggestion from a friend/ mentor to consider applying for this mission trip. After some thought and prayer, I applied and was accepted.
– Jeremiah 24: 7

World Youth Day is a worldwide encounter to share the hope of many young people wanting to commit themselves to Christ. This event is a unique way for those attending to deepen their faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of the sacraments and prayer.

My goal, including that of my CCO team, is to guide and lead youth and young adults attending World Youth Day by better helping them to come to know Christ’s love and character, deepen their Faith in Christ and help guide them to a stronger personal relationship with our Father- Him that pursues us endlessly with unconditionally love.
– Psalm 139: 1-4

To encounter the future leaders of our Faith attending World Youth Day in Panama 2019 and experience God through this event is an extraordinary opportunity, an opportunity I am passionate about and eagerly anticipating. Whether it be through prayer or financial support I ask you to support me in this mission.

God Bless,

John “Jack” Yurack

“I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the lord your God is with you wherever you go”.
– Joshua 1:9 (NRSV)

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