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Shannelle Bautista

Campus Missionary

Simon Fraser University

I was born in the Phillipines as part of a loving family which includes my younger sister and my awesome parents. We immigrated to Canada in 2005, and I have lived in Toronto ever since. Growing up, my dad always led our family into prayer which helped introduce me to the Catholic faith. I was fortunate to have an amazing parish priest who challenged me at a young age to love my faith and embrace my missionary identity.

I first heard about CCO from friends who were involved with the movement. I was impressed in seeing former peers, who were not at all involved in their faith, suddenly live in relationship with Jesus Christ while in university.

I have always wanted to proclaim the Gospel, and it was seeing other people apply for CCO Staff that I realized young people could be missionaries for Christ! The application made me think “this is for sure for me”.

I’m going to be participating in the VINE program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. I’m excited for this new adventure which awaits me, and how God will use me in a totally different province. I know CCO will be my new family.


Please pray for my growth in holiness as I lead others to loving Christ and that they desire to love God and his Church.

Pray that they will be led on their own journey to be missionary.

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