Hi, I'm Lydia

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I’m a 1st year missionary from Oceanside, CA.

What brought you to Christ in the City?

I was first drawn to serve at Christ in the City the summer after my sophomore year of college. The simple life of prayer and community coupled with the radical life of walking the streets and befriending the forgotten of society attracted me. That summer my life was transformed and I fell in love with the missionary life. Less than a month into the summer I knew I wanted to come back and serve for a full year. So, despite toying with the idea of dropping out of school, I continued my studies and instead returned to serve the summer after my junior year. Entering my senior year, it became clear that my desire to serve as a full-time missionary was still very present and the Lord opened the doors to make it possible!

What are you looking forward to?

I am looking forward to going deeper in relationships with friends in community as well as friends on the street. I know that this has already been such a place of transformation and healing for me and I hope for that to continue in the next year. Christ in the City is such a home to me and so I am just looking forward to being at home again!

A bit about me

I just graduated from Benedictine College with degrees in psychology and theology and I am passionate about integrating the two subjects. I love sunrises, black coffee, morning holy hours, long jogs, impromptu dance parties, and deep conversations.