My name’s Drew and I’m a 2nd-year Christ in the City missionary from Folsom, CA.
I was on a pilgrimage in Spain (El Camino de Santiago) and I heard about CIC from someone I met on the trail. I decided to visit and was in awe of the beautiful relationships which the missionaries had developed with their friends on the street. The authenticity of it all won me over.
By far, my greatest area of growth has been my love for the poor. I came into my first year with a feeling that I needed to be spending more time with those who are suffering, and once I did I discovered in myself a deep passion for loving people on the margins in a radical way. In my second year that passion has persisted, but it has been tempered with additional prudence and wisdom. Whereas in my first year I would always jump to do the most radical thing to love someone, this year I have learned from some of the ways I was too rash and operated out of prideful motives. I still wrestle constantly with my desire for radical love and my desire for prudent love, but always the tension has something new to teach me.