I came to know Jesus was real and loved me during a night of Eucharistic Adoration at a LifeTEEN retreat in 2009. In 2011, my missionary identity was activated through the Holy Spirit at a CCO Rise Up. Through my time with CCO, it became clear that the Great Commission was the most significant task that a human being could be called to. I joined CCO in 2013 out of a whole-hearted response to that call.
The only thing greater than the joy of meeting Jesus for the first time is the vicarious joy of seeing someone you love meet Jesus for the first time. This was my desire when I first joined CCO as a full-time missionary. Since then, that vicarious joy has blossomed into a desire to raise up missionaries who want to see people meet Jesus for the first time!