Fadwa Khourieh

Team Member, Missions and Events
fadwa.khourieh@cco.ca
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I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, in a family with amazing parents and three loving brothers. I was taught to love and serve the Church growing up, but turned away from my faith in university. I started to make excuses to void Mass. Then, a friend invited me to Rise Up where I encountered Jesus for the first time in Eucharistic Adoration, and put him at the center of my life.

I went on a CCO Mission (Summer 2016), and as soon as that mission ended, I started to feel as though something was missing in my life. Over a period of time, I was discerning where God was leading me. The Lord put a desire for the ‘lost’ on my heart and I realized I needed to do more than a single mission project to fulfill that desire. Jeremiah 29:11 continually speaks to my heart and affirms my call to missionary life. God spoke into my heart through many affirmations which made the call to staff simple!

I will be working with the Missions & Events department at CCO Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. I’m excited to coordinate and be part of planning Rise Up and the many mission projects that CCO puts on. Our missions and events have had a large impact in my Catholic life (having gone on two missions and attended five Rise Up Conferences). It’s awesome to know that I’m going to be responsible for the very activities which impacted me as a student!

Please pray for my family: that they continually grow in their faith.

Please pray for my ministry with CCO: that we are fruitful and follow God’s will for the movement.

Please pray for future students: that God goes before us and prepares their hearts to receive Him through their encounters with CCO.

Please pray for the supporters of CCO: that they continue to strive to bring God’s kingdom to the world.

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