Beverly Pickup

Campus Missionary, University of British Columbia
beverly.ho@cco.ca
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I am from a loving family of five, and am the youngest of three girls. I was born and raised Catholic, and grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia.

My faith has always been something chosen for me from day one, and that was completely fine with me. I was simply “going-through-the-motions” of being a Catholic, never really questioning my faith. It wasn’t until the Spring of 2012, when I found myself in CCO’s Discovery Faith Study, that I was completely blown away by how simple and real the Catholic faith is. Although I had heard a lot of what we went over, for the first time in my life, I felt this burning desire to learn more about my faith and develop a real relationship with Jesus. It was on Impact, a CCO Summer mission, that I realized I no longer wanted my faith chosen for me, but I wanted to choose it for myself, once and for all.

Jesus is my Saviour and my best friend. My relationship isn’t perfect, but by the grace of God, I get back up when I fall down. I take comfort in knowing that He continues to pursue me, which makes me fall even more in love with Him everyday.

In September, I will begin working as a full time Campus Missionary at Simon Fraser University. This year, I had the privilege of journeying with several students as they came to rediscover the love and mercy of Jesus through the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in over 8 years. It has been very powerful to watch people come home to the Church and have their hearts set on fire for our Lord.

I am so excited to be part of something that God will use to change lives, especially those of young people, and strengthen the Church. In particular, CCO’s Discovery faith study has had such a great impact on the lives of many of my friends and peers. Whether it be a journey of rediscovery or meeting Jesus for the first time, lives are being changed by the Gospel.

God continues to equip me and draws me closer to Him as I prepare to be on campus this Fall. I am encouraged and challenged daily to go deeper in my relationship with Jesus.

ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please join me in praying for my family, especially my two sisters as they prepare to celebrate the sacrament of marriage this August.

Please join me in praying for all students preparing to return to campus this Fall, especially those at Simon Fraser University, that their hearts may be softened to hear the good news and be empowered to share their faith with others.

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