My name’s Luciana and I’m a 2nd-year Christ in the City missionary from Kennesaw, GA.

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What brought me to Christ in the City

I’ve felt a strong desire to encounter and share friendship with the homeless around me from the time I was in high school or earlier. When I discovered Christ in the City during my third year of college, it was around the same time I realized my heart wasn’t really in my finance studies and I couldn’t ignore my conviction any longer. I felt God calling me to serve Him for at least a year after college, and everything about Christ in the City seemed to fulfill so many specific desires I had for mission work and my own growth.

I truly felt God heard my prayers, saw my heart, and has given to me in absolute abundance this year as a missionary. When I began to consider serving for a second year, I couldn’t shake the conviction that the Lord had more in store for me than what He’d already given in just one year here. He was nourishing me in so many ways– physically, spiritually and emotionally– and I realized I needed more; there was so much more personal growth and freedom awaiting me here, and He made it pretty clear how He delighted in extending His hand to me in this way. I’m so excited for the adventure, friendship and healing growth to come in my second year at CIC.

What I’m looking forward to

I’m really excited for the deepening of friendship between our second-year community. This community has helped me flourish and become more of who I truly am, so I’m excited to grow in living out a more authentic freedom, knowing my identity as Beloved Daughter of the Father. With that, I’m even more hopeful to learn how to share that understanding, with women especially, that they might come to know, love, and see themselves as God the Father does.

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