I lived life thinking I could be truly happy by what I had and how comfortable I was. I believed God existed, but I thought He was there to just help me be a good person and live a good life. As I went through university chasing the success and relationships that I thought would bring me fulfillment, I was left feeling dissatisfied. It led me to ask, “is there anything more than this?” During my 4th year of university, I attended CCO’s Rise Up 2019 conference and had a powerful and personal encounter with Jesus. Through the keynote talks, Jesus showed me that He loved me unconditionally. But my sin, which was a lack of trust in His goodness and love, broke my relationship with Him. But that didn’t stop His love: Jesus restored my relationship with Him by dying for me on the cross and rose again to offer me a new life with Him at the center. That night, I joyfully said yes to having Jesus at the center of my life, to knowing Him more and to living out His purpose for me.
So many people don’t know the authentic joy, fulfillment and love that Jesus has for them that nothing else can offer. And if they do know, many people haven’t had the opportunity to make a personal decision to invite Jesus to be at the center of their life. I want to accompany people to walk towards Jesus so that they can make a decision for themselves and teach them how they can do the same for others. This is what brings me joy! I love my job because there is nothing else more amazing than being able to have a front-row seat in seeing someone make that decision for themselves and then seeing them tell others how they can do it too. Jesus’ invitation is personal and the mission is universal. Will you join me on this adventure?