My name’s Devin and I’m a 2nd year Christ in the City missionary from Boise, ID.
What brought you to Christ in the City?
There are a myriad of factors that have been at play to bring me to Christ in the City. God has been the first mover in all of this, working directly in my heart, through other people, and through my past experiences. I went to CIC on a spring break trip in 2020 and did a summer of service that same year after the pandemic began. These moments were powerful and have left an indelible mark on me. Earlier this year, I felt that silent and peaceful call to inquire again into CIC. I have been yearning to be formed deeper by Christ, and after going through the application process for CIC, I knew quite quickly that this was to be my next step in life. Thanks be to God!
How has Christ in the City helped you grow?
Christ in the City has led me to grow in one key area that has defined my whole year, that area being the development of my will. Knowing about how to be a disciple of Jesus is one thing, living it is another. Whether it has been on the streets or in community, I have found joy in choosing what the flesh would rather not. Since being at Christ in the City, due to the grace of God, I am more capable than ever of choosing the good. My faith is being inspired more every day to continue to love the poor on the streets, but also the poor in all of us. I am so excited for a second year, and I am in much need of it, too.
A bit about me
I wasn’t always Catholic. When I started going to college at the University of Utah, I began inquiring more into Christianity after not having been affiliated with it much prior. After being introduced to the Church my Freshman year, I underwent the process to become Catholic during my Sophomore year. A lot has changed in my life these past five years–too much to fully describe here–so, ask me about it at some point. Some hobbies and things I enjoy: mountain biking, running, hiking, tennis, golf, guitar (improv!), ancient languages (and languages in general), reading fiction and nonfiction, and many other adventurous things!