Joel Regnier

Team Member, Carleton University
joel.regnier@cco.ca
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My name is Joel, and I am soon to be married to my beautiful fiancée, Elizabeth Doucette. My parents are André and Angèle Regnier, the founders of Catholic Christian Outreach, so I guess you could say I am carrying on the family business.

There is a big difference between knowing about God and actually knowing Him in a personal way. Growing up I knew a lot about God, and enjoyed going to Church with my family. I went on a retreat in middle school and had a powerful experience of God’s love and presence in my life. That weekend, I made a decision to follow the Lord with my whole life. Since then I have continued to grow in my personal relationship with Jesus and desire for others to encounter the Lord in their lives.

I will be piloting the CCO Head Start program at Carleton university from January to April, 2017. I will be on mission at Carleton, proclaiming Christ and discipling students as they grow in their faith. In April, I will join the CCO Internship program.

A highlight so far would have to be when a man I went to highschool with (who was an atheist at the time) ended up taking a CCO survey during my first year on campus, and was placed in my Discovery study. Over the next 6 weeks, I saw him really “love into” the study, which really surprised me. At the Summit, he went to confession for the first time in years and had a powerful experience of God’s mercy. That night, we prayed together and he asked Jesus to be the centre of his life. Today, he is a major leader on our campus and is so much holier than I am. There is so much I can learn from him, and it humbles me to see just what God can do when we give Him our “yes”!

CCO has taught my that I am called to be missionary, and has given me the tools to share my faith with others.

ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for me as I prepare to go on campus for this winter semester.

Pray for all the people I will encounter, that they will come to know Jesus in a personal way!

Also, please pray for Elizabeth and I as we prepare for our wedding this June! 🙂

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