Despite growing up Catholic and being involved with youth ministry, I had no idea that God wanted to know me personally. I thought of God as someone far away and I viewed my faith as a checklist. During the pandemic, feeling totally isolated and helpless, Jesus revealed to me in prayer that I was enough for Him, that I didn’t need to do anything to earn His love; He simply loved me for who I was. Wanting to know more about my faith, I sought out CCO and took a faith study where I realized that His love isn’t earned through actions, it is freely given. Through CCO, I got to build life-giving friendships with fellow students and I was constantly reminded of Jesus’ presence in my life.
I have the privilege to work as a CCO missionary at SFU starting in August.
I always knew I wanted to do something great with my life and God gave me the courage to say “yes” to work for the renewal of the world. “If we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?” (Evangelii Gaudium 8). I’m convinced that there is nothing greater than this and I feel immense joy when others come to realize that Jesus desires to have a personal relationship with each of us. University is tough and students need to know that Jesus is the only one who satisfies.