Mitch Deziel

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Hey there! My name is Mitch Deziel and I am a first year criminology student at the University of Ottawa. In April, I will be going to New York on mission with Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) where we will be working with the Franciscan Friars of Renewal, in assistance with the poor.

I was baptized and went to a Catholic elementary school, however I come from a non-practicing family. Not long ago, I was living a life extremely distant from God for all my life, and it wasn’t until I joined CCO that I learned about God’s personal love. A desire to be closer with Him grew strongly within me. The CCO Discovery faith study taught me a lot, and it was in a night of adoration where that the Holy Spirit changed my life. Before, my life was guided by my own desires and poor decision making. Now, my life is guided entirely by Christ. There is no greater life than with Him at the centre!

Let me take you back to not long ago, when I was at RiseUp in Calgary. There I was, not long after my conversion, in the midst of one thousand of my peers, many of whom had experienced the same realization as I had. It was there that I first felt called to mission, and I knew New York was for me.

Getting the opportunity to help the poor both physically and spiritually is spectacular, especially in the fast-paced world we live in. I want to ensure that these people know they are not forgotten, but loved. I desire to help them develop the relationship with God that I now understand.

Sharing the gospel so far on campus has been great, and I cannot wait to take it beyond and into the world. However, I cannot do this without your help. I am required to raise $2400 to fund all the ministry expenses for this New York project. Thank you in advance for your consideration of this mission!

God Bless,


“The mission of the Christian in the world is a mission for all, a mission of service, which excludes no-one; it requires great generosity and in particular the gaze and heart turned heavenward to invoke the Lord’s help.”
-Pope Francis

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