My name’s Angelina and 2nd year Christ in the City missionary from Tampa, FL.
What brought you to Christ in the City?
After being introduced to Christ in the City while with FOCUS Summer Projects in Summer of 2021, I noticed the Lord tugging at my heart to consider applying for this mission. When I visited and volunteered, I felt as though it was exactly where I was supposed to be, as cliche as that may sound. There was an enormous amount of peace that I experienced as well as an extreme sense of ‘home’ that encapsulated my entire body and soul. Those feelings and encounters are not a commodity. Based on these experiences, I felt that despite my fears and discomfort, I should take this leap, the leap that the Lord is calling me to.
How has Christ in the City helped you grow?
I could write a long essay with a response to the multitude of ways. However, my first thought is that I have grown most in loving the Lord your God above all things and loving my neighbor as myself. Throughout living in community, meeting others on the street, and our prayer schedule, these areas have been able to grow in this virtue. One verse that comes to mind is “If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.” (1 Cor 13:1-3). These very much resonate with me and exemplify some of the growth I have experienced this past year at Christ in the City.
A bit about me
I am a big ball of energy that LOVES being around groups of people but I also thrive on alone time sipping on some hot tea. I genuinely think I am a little bit of everything that this life has to offer- except a blissful singer, you can remove that from the list haha! I absolutely love dancing, listening to albums (they are superior to playlists), starting 5 books and not finishing a single one, writing letters, and calling my friends to catch up on their latest life endeavors.