Isabel Smith 2022

Isabel Smith

Finance Assistant

Finance and Properties

"You did not choose me but I chose you.
And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last,
so that the Father will give you whatever you ask of in my name."
-John 15:16

My Story

I invited Jesus to be at the centre of my life in my second year of University and a few weeks later I applied for a CCO mission.

For the first time, I was heading to another country and really sharing my faith. There I encountered God among the young people and in particular one student who reminded me of myself. God showed me that what this young man was searching for was a personal relationship with Jesus, just like I had been. I was moved to ask this student to do what I had done, to invite Jesus to be at the centre of his life. He accepted the invitation and after we prayed, we both experienced so much joy and peace. His life changed that day, and so did mine.

God showed me that if I had never applied to this mission, I might never have met this student, a student who later went on to share his faith with others in his own country. In working with CCO, I see the value of sharing my faith and how CCO’s ministry is inspired by God’s own heart for those who don’t know Him or who don’t know Him well enough.

My Mission

Currently, I am working as an HR intern at CCO’s national headquarters in Ottawa. My teammates and I help strengthen and support all of our missionaries across the country, pastorally and administratively; we also coordinate the efforts to hire new missionaries so that we can reach even more young people.

Thank you for your prayers and support!

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