My Catholic faith has always been a part of my life, but it wasn’t until I attended a Catholic youth conference at the age of 17 that I realized just how much Jesus loved me personally. My experience at this conference changed me profoundly, and I realized not only that the Lord had an amazing plan for my life, but also that the Church was ALIVE and full of hope. I knew that I wanted to do everything I could to show the world the beauty and joy that life with Christ can offer them.
I first experienced CCO when I moved away to university and met a former CCO missionary who helped me realize that I was capable of proclaiming the Gospel clearly and simply. Because of her investment in my life, I began to understand CCO’s vision: that the renewal of the world is possible, and that it starts one person at a time. Putting my faith into action as a student by leading CCO’s faith studies, I saw God changing the lives of my friends and peers, and I knew that He wanted to continue to reach others through me if I would just give him my “yes”. During these very formative years of my life, God made it abundantly clear that He was calling me to join CCO staff full-time.
Becoming a campus missionary has given me the immeasurable privilege of being the hands and feet of Jesus on our campuses. Through my time on campus, I have discovered that there is no other more meaningful work I could ever do with my life. Every day I get to see our students grow closer to God and become the men and women He is calling them to be. Nothing makes me more joyful than leading others to a personal encounter with Jesus. Please pray for my team at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and that each and every student we encounter on campus will experience God’s personal love for them.