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My name’s Allison and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Spearfish, SD.

What brought me to Christ in the City

After starting college I attended both Seek and SLS conferences where I met and spoke with the Christ in the City missionaries. During those conversations I began to feel convicted to serve, but I didn’t really see it lining up while in school. However, over this summer I was on a formative mission at FOCUS Summer Projects, and found myself longing for a greater opportunity to serve in the coming year. We took a day trip to see CIC and through prayer I felt that this was indeed the year and capacity that God was calling me to serve.

How Christ in the City has helped me grow

In coming to Christ in the City, I knew that the Lord was calling me to deep healing. I was unsure of what healing needed to be done or how to do it, so I called on the Lord in prayer. As fearful as I was, I dove deep asking that the Lord would guide me in the process. This may seem like an obvious first move, but I struggle with trusting others and especially with trusting God.

During my time here as I have developed a consistent prayer life and deep, fruitful friendships within community I have learned of the many ways God is calling me to heal. I started attending therapy and have truly felt myself becoming more whole, more human, and more authentically myself . Though this walk to healing has been slow and turbulent, each time I fall into old lies or doubts, the Lord recalls to me the truth of my worth and necessity of this process. I am so grateful to CIC for building their program in such a way that would facilitate a safe space for healing and growth. I trust that in my eventual transition out of Christ in the City, the fruitful healing will continue.

A bit about me

I am a fun-loving, lighthearted and easy-going person, I have learned to love others where they are at by serving as a Young Life and LifeTeen leader. I strive to bring the light of Christ into others lives. I also have a great desire to live out the characteristics and mission that God gave me, to hopefully one day join the Saints that have gone before me.