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My name’s Erin and I’m a 1st year Christ in the City missionary from Garden Plain, KS.

What brought you to Christ in the City?

After a spring break mission trip with Christ in the City back in 2020, the Lord placed a desire on my heart to search for the beautiful moments to encounter others and to allow those moments to wound me when approached in an intentional, loving, and healthy manner. During my short week at Christ in the City, my heart ached because of how beautiful each encounter was that I experienced, whether that was with a friend on the street, a missionary or another college student also visiting, or even encountering parts of myself that I had been blind to. Within each of these, I learned that there are not many differences between myself, the fellow missionaries, or even those who live on the streets. Each of us has a desire to be happy, to be known, and to be loved. Each of us has our own poverty, materialistic or not. Each of us has a desire to be encountered. The Lord kept revealing to me that there is no better way for me to live those truths out than to serve with Christ in the City!

What are you looking forward to?

I am looking forward to the unknown! There are so many things to be excited about as I prepare for Christ in the City, but there is so much goodness in encountering the unexpected and not knowing every single thing that is going to happen. Instead of worrying about tomorrow, I long to simply be present where the Lord has placed me in that moment. It is within this unknown that I will encounter God’s love that He has for me as I learn how to better trust in how He provides and how He loves so well.

A bit about me

What I am passionate about reveals a lot about me. These things include: taking time to wonder is not time wasted, the stars are designed to be gazed at, rain is meant to be played in, Kansas sunsets hit different, milk is good for the tastebuds, the Lord loves so well through daily prayer, people matter, a smile goes a long way, adventures are meant to be taken, & life is better when lived simply. 


everyone deserves
to be known & loved

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.