It wasn’t until I attend coastal Carolina university that I began to seriously investigate and consider spiritual thing. In my first year at CCU meet some students involved with CO Hey who loved me well and shared the Gospel with me. In 2011 I came on staff with CO in Charleston, SC where I served for 4 years. After several years of stateside ministry I began to feel a call to serve globally. In 2016 I moved to Christchurch, New Zealand to help start the CO ministry at the University of Canterbury.
Matt was raised in a Christian home but did not understand the true gospel of grace until his senior year of high school. While attending Charleston Southern University, he grew to understand what it really meant to live for Christ through the ministry of Campus Outreach. Through the discipleship of staff members in CO, he developed a vision for seeing all nations come to hear and respond to the gospel. He is now excited to join the Campus Outreach team in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he will be engaging students with the gospel at the University of Canterbury.
Madi came to know what it meant to have a personal relationship with God during her freshman year at Kansas State University. While involved with Student Mobilization at K-State, she learned what it looked like to share the Gospel and make disciples on a college campus. She is very excited to continue sharing Jesus with students and making disciples in Christchurch, New Zealand, with Campus Outreach!
Hayden & Hannah Jack
Hayden grew up in South London not knowing the Gospel of God. In 2017, he moved to New Zealand to attend University and be closer to some family. It was at University that he met some CO staff, heard the Gospel, and surrendered his life to Christ. Since then, he has been discipled, studied the Bible, and has grown a desire to share his faith with his fellow students. He is looking forward to continuing to minister to students as he joins the Campus Outreach team in 2021.
I never grew up in a “religious home” but was taught to be a good person and put all of my effort into that. Really sought myself in other people to fulfill myself which led me down a path of always searching for more. It was not until I met a guy on staff with CO who faithfully continued to share the Gospel with me when I wanted nothing to do with Christianity. But the walls slowly fell down and I saw the joy and love these people had in Christ which is what I have been seeking for my entire life. It was there Christ gripped my heart by showing the grace and mercy of the cross and my need for a Savior. This need pushes me now to share the very news that saved me with people here in New Zealand.