Episode 6 — Never Too Far Gone for God


Coral Hillier (right) shares her testimony during a weekend retreat with university students while on a CCO mission to Honduras in May 2019.

When your world changes in an instant, you can start to question your entire life and your identity. The things that once brought you comfort may not be so comfortable anymore, and what you once thought you knew is suddenly a big question mark.


Coral Hillier was confronted with that sudden change — and the uncertainty led to encounter with Jesus.


Within a few short years, Coral’s life has radically changed. After hearing Coral share her story at the recent CCO Spring Banquet in Vancouver, I was so captivated by how God not only pursued her through the people around her, but also Coral’s clear and decisive ‘yes’ to following Him.


In this conversation, Coral shares her conversion story with all of us and also inspires us with the simple truth that we are never too far gone for God. We are all children of God, and He calls us to own that identity!

"Who you were in the past does not determine who you have to be in the future." — Coral Hillier

Meet Coral Hillier


Coral Hillier is a 3rd year student at the University of British Columbia, where she studies Behavioural Neuroscience. She loves learning about the different parts of the brain and how they interact to help make up who we are and what we do. She also enjoys reading and writing, and English was actually her second-choice to major in. She likes listening to music, especially if its worship, and having jam sessions with her friends. She was raised in Manitoba along with her five sisters, in a family who didn’t talk about faith. She had her first encounter with the Lord in her first year of University, and received the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church during Easter of 2019. She has been filled with a passion for sharing the love of the Lord and the hope of the world’s renewal with everyone she encounters. She chooses to live this out every day in the way that she speaks, acts, and forms relationships.


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