My name’s Grant and I’m a 2nd year Christ in the City missionary from Monument, CO.
What brought you to Christ in the City?
I came to Christ in the City because I have had a heart for the homeless since I was little. Whenever I would go into the city, and encounter the homeless, I wanted to offer what I could to help them. Oftentimes it was food, but as I grew up, I began to spend more time speaking to them and hearing their stories. It was difficult leaving them because it was rare that I would see them again. I wanted to continue to develop the friendships. Christ in the City is a unique mission that allows me to develop friendships with the men and women on the streets and see them whenever I can.
How has Christ in the City helped you grow?
Christ in the City has helped me grow in my ability to be a friend to others. Through the friendships of the men in my Marian Group, I have a greater understanding of what authentic friendship is to me. Simultaneously, I have grown in my belief that I am both loved and capable of loving others. God’s providence has entrusted me with a group of men that may, God-willing, be my friends for a lifetime.
A bit about me
I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, and apparently, that is an obvious fact. From the
stickers on my water bottle to the Chaco’s, I am told that I am thoroughly granola. Beyond that, I am a convert to the Catholic faith, having not been raised in a church by my parents. God reeled me in by philosophy, reading the Gospels, and the love of my Christian friends. I also enjoy playing all sports, especially basketball, and I love to hike, read, and watch movies.