ALEXIS

My name’s Alexis and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Lincoln, NE.

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What brought me to Christ in the City

Well, I think I have coronavirus to thank for this one! Long story short, I was applying to jobs as I was finishing my Master’s degree which just so happened to line up with this little global pandemic. Companies weren’t hiring, and I had no idea what I was going to do next, which is when a couple of girls in a prayer group said I should look into Christ in the City. I had seen Christ in the City before at SEEK and had known people that did it, but really didn’t know a ton about it. Being in the UK for the past year, I’ve encountered homelessness on a level that I’ve never experienced before. To see people begging for help, then to have so many others ignore their cries and essentially their being, broke my heart. I knew I wanted to help, I knew I wanted them to feel seen and loved, and after looking into Christ in the City I knew I could have the opportunity to do just that. After A LOT of prayer, conversations, and advice from loved ones, I knew I needed to say yes to Christ in the City. I have no idea what this year will bring, but I can’t wait to begin serving and growing in my relationship with Christ!

What I’m looking forward to

I think I’m most excited for the community and relationships that will be formed both within Christ in the City and with those we encounter on the street. However, a close second would be to serve and love people that so desperately need it while seeing Jesus in all of the little moments along the way.

A bit about me

I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I played soccer for the Huskers and got my degree in food science, then thought you know what, I think I want to get another degree! I decided to do something a bit different and ended up in Cardiff, Wales where I just finished my Master’s while continuing to play a bit more soccer. I absolutely love traveling and all of the things that can be learned from it, there’s just so much of God’s beauty to see in this world! I’m also a BIG fan of college sports (GBR baby) and a firm believer that the best conversations are over good cups of coffee.

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