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