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COLLEEN

My name’s Colleen and I’m a 1st-year Christ in the City missionary from Greenland, NH.

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What brought me to Christ in the City

After first experiencing the authentic and raw conversations of homeless ministry on a spring break mission to Washington D.C. in 2018, it was clear this was just the beginning. Jesus continued to grow this desire to serve those experiencing homelessness, bringing me to Christ in the City this past summer for a month long mission filled with community, formation, prayer, countless smiles, and unforgettable relationships – both on the streets and in the house. God is just so good to me that He’s allowing me to come back and serve as a full-time missionary for a whole year!

What I’m looking forward to

In my year of service, I am excited to see how Jesus uncovers more of who I am. I know this year will not necessarily be ‘easy’, but I am confident there will be moments of self-discovery  which will transform me into the woman Jesus desires me to be.

A bit about me

The most common word others use to describe me is joyful. So, I am one happy lady who is passionate about treating people like people, practicing minimalism, embracing family life, being Catholic (of course) and walking barefoot. This May I will graduate from the University of New Hampshire (only 20 minutes from my hometown) with a bachelor’s in social work and am beyond enthusiastic Jesus is bringing me back to CIC in August!

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If you join me in the mission as a monthly supporter, you will also become part of Known & Loved, Christ in the City’s monthly giving community! We are so grateful for our monthly supporters and their consistent generosity which makes it possible for us missionaries to be formed and reach out the homeless all year-long.

Watch Zach’s testimony below to hear what it means to him to be Known & Loved.