I often thought of God as being a far-off, distant cosmic entity, and never believed that God could love someone personally, let alone love me personally. In university, I was introduced to CCO and was invited to attend a Fall Retreat. At this retreat, I heard about a father’s love, and how God, as Father, loves – how it is personal, secure, and unwavering. I knew I wanted that. I wanted to experience that kind of love. During adoration at the retreat, I encountered God’s personal love for me, and it was the first time I felt so strongly loved, that I knew there was no other possible explanation than simply, God is real. In that moment, I invited Jesus to be at the centre of my life.
I have served in a variety of roles in my 8 years with CCO – campus missionary, campus team leader, Events and Marketing Manager, and currently am serving in our Finance department as Accounting Specialist. With every donation we see come in, every expense that we reimburse, and every bill that we pay, it is a part of someone’s story of encountering Jesus whether personally, or through us. That is why I love my job, because I get to witness the stories of conversion, of lives changed, and get to help keep the lights on for CCO to be able to proclaim Jesus to our university students.