birmingham Staff

lucas and Maggie mordecai

Campus staff

Growing up in church, I always had a desire to be “the good kid.” However, I began to feel condemned by my sin, because I felt my goodness was never good enough. When I got to college, I met someone working for Campus Outreach who began to share the gospel with me. Soon after I began to desire the exchange of my sin for Jesus’s perfect record to take place in my life. After becoming a Christian, I began to desire the things that Christ desires, and have come to know true joy from walking with Him. God has given me a desire to share the gospel with college students in the same way. My desire is to invest my life into men and women who will then invest their lives into others that the world may know Christ.
I grew up in the church and heard the gospel. I saw myself as a good person, deserving salvation. God was in a "church box," but the gospel did not affect my daily life. As a freshman in college, a woman on Campus Outreach staff started sharing the gospel with me as if I had never heard it before. She shared Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works so that no one may boast.” Through these scriptures the Lord revealed His truth. I realized that salvation was a free gift and my works were “filthy rags.” Throughout college, I learned how to walk with the Lord. He changed and molded my heart to love His people and  to desire for them to know Him.