Nic Carvalho

Campus Missionary, University of Victoria
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I was born and raised Catholic and always wanted to practice the faith. I didn’t have a huge conversion moment in the sense of being knocked off my horse – but then again, I may have had a thousand of these, and they haven’t stopped.

My relationship with the Lord is constantly developing and reaching new heights and depths, and I’m beginning to understand the analogy that St. Paul uses in his letter to the Ephesians (chapter 5). Just because you are baptized (placing Christ at the centre of your life) or married (placing your spouse at the centre of your life), does not mean that it is a once-for-all decision. I must make that decision every day, multiple times a day.

This decision to join CCO was not something I wanted to do. I was running from the Lord, seeking my own will above his. I thought I could trust in money to give me security, and in these last few weeks, God has shown me yet again, to trust in Him.  Our Father is good. He knows what’s best, and loves us.

This year we (me, my wife Kandace, daughter Ava), are being sent to the University of Victoria! Neither Kandace nor I have experienced CCO as students, but we have seen the tremendous impact that CCO has had in so many young adults we have met. We are excited and blessed to be called to this ministry and can’t wait to get to UVic to journey with the young adults there!


Please pray that students at UVic may encounter the Love of God and give their lives to Him that they may have life in abundance and become leaders for the renewal of the world!