Mary McLane

Campus Missionary, Trent University
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I am very blessed to have grown up in a strong Catholic family where faith was always important, however, it was more of a family practice rather than a personal one for me. I enjoyed praying and learning about the faith and I had often heard the phrase “God loves you” and I knew I could ask for His help if I needed to but life was pretty good and I didn’t find I needed God that much. I didn’t quite believe that a person could actually find true fulfillment and joy in Christ.

After some turbulent high school years and the ending of a relationship that wasn’t the best influence on me I felt pretty low and realized that maybe I did need God. I attended a summer youth camp with Face to Face Ministries and there had the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. For the first time I went and had a truly honest confession where I just laid out every way I had failed. There were tears but there was also freedom! The priest put his hand on my shoulder, smiled at me and said, “Your sins are forgiven, go in peace.” I left that confession and felt like I could fly! I had encountered the love and mercy of Jesus Christ and I couldn’t contain my JOY! That evening, I also had the opportunity to go to Eucharistic Adoration and during the time of prayer, the worship band leader invited us to stand up as a sign of placing Jesus at the centre of our lives if we had never done so before. That night I stood up and committed to living the rest of my life for Jesus!

As I enter my fourth year as a missionary with CCO, I will be working at Trent University, in Peterborough, Ontario. I am so excited to reach out to the students of Peterborough, build relationships with them and help them discover who Jesus truly is and how He can change their lives too.


Please pray for the students I will be working with as well as our campus team at Trent University!