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Welcome to CCO Missions
CCO Missions are a response to our movement’s tenet, “Heart for the World”. When we encounter Christ, the natural response is to share Him with others. This often starts close to home, then broadens to the entire world.
2023 Mission Locations
"Seeing lives change in front of your own face, and meeting amazing people along the journey just changed the game for me. It changed my lens—to take mission more personally, and to know that it’s not just for some people—it's for everyone."
"It's been very fulfilling for me because the Lord called me to go deeper into relationship with Him, and to call others into that too; to help them encounter Him in ways they could not imagine. He’s also been calling me to stay rooted and grounded in Him as He calls me to go further out of my comfort zone."
"Before the mission, I felt as if my cup was filled by God but I didn't know how to give of myself to others. During the mission, I saw how I could give of myself through evangelizing! Now I feel more inspired to form relationships at my parish and to use the tools from the mission to evangelize there!"
"Mission gave me the courage to reach out to a friend and invite her to welcome Jesus into the centre of her life. She prayed the prayer of the heart, inviting Jesus into the centre of her life! It was a very profound moment that the Lord allowed me to be a part of and it helped me to see that being a missionary is one of the greatest identities we can have."
"Mission True North equipped me for spiritual conversations and to accompany others in a more effective way—by listening to and relying on the Holy Spirit! Through intentionally yielding to the Holy Spirit, I learned to hear His voice and felt His presence throughout the mission."
"Mission gave me the confidence to carry out my missionary identity outside of the university campus. Being with other people on fire for the Lord set me up with the perfect environment to step out of my comfort zone and rely on the Holy Spirit to share the Gospel with the world. I left with a clear understanding that the mission ground is wherever I am, and that it never stops."
"I’m convicted now that my ‘yes’ is renewing the world! I’m still learning how to do it, but I can see that God is humbling my heart to run to Him in every circumstance: desolation, sickness, social awkwardness, or persecution. He’s preparing me so that I’m not afraid."
"All the things we did to grow to become missionary disciples inflamed my heart for the mission. All the opportunities to share the faith, especially in an uncomfortable setting, really strengthened my dependence on the Holy Spirit."
"Going on mission helped me to more fully realize my potential as a natural leader—a brother who is a rock and an accompanier to other missionaries. The Holy Spirit made His presence known on mission, and continues to be there for me and those I reach out to, to lead, to instruct, and to encourage."
"Through proclaiming the gospel and accompanying others, mission allowed me to place my full trust in God. He allowed me to experience His everlasting love in a personal way."
"Even though I wasn’t the ‘perfect’ faith study leader, the Lord poured out His blessings; all of my participants invited Jesus to be at the centre of their lives and two went through RCIA and were baptized this Easter! I am so grateful that going on a mission helped me grow in my faith over the summer instead of staying stagnant. That growth helped me to properly discern my vocation to CCO staff and I am so excited to join the CCO campus team at Queen’s University this fall."