Megan Joseph

Campus Missionary, National Leadership
megan.joseph@cco.ca
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Jesus has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was born into a very loving, Catholic family and my parents passed on their faith to my brother and I from a very young age by teaching us how to pray and modelling lives of holiness. I was so in love with Jesus and His church at such a young age and my relationship with Him only continued to grow for many years.

I never fell away from the church. Most of my friends from high school and university did, and for a long time I was proud of myself for never wavering in my faith as a young adult. However, it was through meeting CCO that I learned that I had it all wrong.

In Luke 15, Jesus tells the parable of the Lost Sheep. He says, “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”

CCO helped me to discover that holiness and mission are two sides of the same coin. Instead of only focusing on how I could grow closer to Jesus, my gaze shifted to all of the people around me who did not know how much they were loved by Him. Instead of being proud of myself for staying in the church, my heart broke – with the Father’s – for all those who wandered away. After going on a summer mission with CCO, I realized that there is nothing I want to spend my life doing except bringing people back into a relationship with Jesus – a relationship that brought me so much joy. And so, He called me to be a missionary!

Beginning in the fall, I will be serving as a campus missionary at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. There, I will be leading the women’s ministry and working with my team to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). I am so excited to see what the Lord has in store for me and for the students on the SMU campus!

ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for “the lost sheep” that I will meet this year, and for “the lost sheep” in your life, that they will know the Father’s deep and personal love.