Alana Beharry

Team Member, Ministry Training and Program Development
alana.beharry@cco.ca
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I am first and foremost, a daughter of God, a wife to Troy, and mother to Francis. It brings me immense joy to serve God through the vocation of Christian marriage and family life.

As a first-year student at Queen’s University, I began attending Mass regularly at the invitation of a friend. At that time, I was very curious why, as a cradle Catholic, faith did not have a more prominent role in my life. As a result, I began seeking the Lord truly and genuinely for the first time.

Four years later, CCO expanded to my campus and I signed up to join them on mission to World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia in 2008. Up until this trip, I was frequenting the Sacraments regularly, however, I was holding back in my relationship with God; I was scared of what might happen to my life, more specifically, how some relationships in my life would change. One night during our pilgrimage, I received the courage to give my whole life to Christ. It was in that moment, before the Blessed Sacrament, that I experienced, for the first time, the joy and peace that comes with a personal relationship with Christ.

Oh, and Jesus hasn’t taken anything away that really matters – only given an abundance of everything I never knew I needed or wanted.

It is a joy to serve in the Ministry Training and Program Development department, after serving on campus for five years. As a student, a professor asked my classmates and I once to think about our answer to the question “What is your dream job?” I was thrilled in that moment to realize that I get to do my dream job, be a missionary, by working for CCO.

Through my years on university campuses, I have seen others come into a relationship with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than seeing someone give their life to the person who loves them the most! “All that matters is that Jesus is proclaimed, that is what brings me joy.” Phil 1:18

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