"Love is the root of missions; sacrifice is the fruit of missions" – Roderick Davis
My background and a bit about Agapé
I grew up in Manchester and went to University College London where I studied Philosophy. I became a Christian in my first year and ever since then have been keen to help my friends understand the forgiveness and hope that Jesus brings.
We've all fallen short of God's perfect standards. We all hurt others and ourselves and we need to be forgiven. Jesus has paid the penalty for the things we have done wrong so that we can have that forgiveness. We can know God's love and enjoy a personal relationship with him - and it's a privilege to share this fantastic news with students!
I worked for Agapé from 2000 - 2003 and then spent some time in the communications teams at Traidcraft and Voluntary Arts England. I am a member of the WI (yes, really!) and I volunteer at Gateshead Foodbank. I came back onto Agapé staff in 2014 where I work with the Student Life team in Newcastle.
I love photography, trains, hanging out with friends, playing pool and eating eggs. If you'd like to know more about how I became a Christian, you can read my full testimony here.
Agapé is a Christian charity dedicated to addressing the spiritual needs of the UK by helping people to see, hear, understand and be forever changed by the person and claims of Jesus.
It began as Campus Crusade For Christ in 1951 when Bill and Vonette Bright had a vision for reaching the campus for Jesus. Today Agapé (known as Cru globally) operates in over 190 countries worldwide (more than McDonald's!). It is also a member of the Evangelical Alliance and Global Connections.
We dream of a day when everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. This vision extends beyond our national borders and beyond what we could ever hope to accomplish on our own.
We believe that in order to see the growth of spiritual movements like Jesus did, we need to do what Jesus did: introduce people to his message, help them grow in their understanding of how to follow him with their whole lives, and challenge them to go out and do the same with others.
In this way, Agapé helps people to model their lives on Jesus’ words and witness in their universities, families, workplaces, communities and beyond.