My name’s Meaghan and I’m a 2nd year Christ in the City missionary from Hathaway, LA.
What brought you to Christ in the City?
I have always felt closest to God through service and through the poor. During my senior year of college, I had the opportunity to go on street walks with the homeless in Baton Rouge. I found myself planning my weeks around these walks because I never wanted to miss a Sunday with these people. I originally planned to start physical therapy school immediately after my college graduation, but I felt the Lord calling me to be vulnerable and courageous. Specifically, I felt Him telling me that now was the time to commit myself to Him through service. Doors continued to open until I finally decided to say yes to His plans for me!
How has Christ in the City helped you grow?
Christ in the City has changed everything for me. The poor have changed everything for me. I have seen my ability to love completely change, and I have been able to realize that there is a poverty that goes much deeper than physical poverty. Growth has also occurred in many uncomfortable ways as well. I have become much more aware of my own poverty, therefore allowing me to grow in greater and utter dependence on God. Christ in the City has shown me that I do not have to earn others’ love, especially God’s love. I have been able to dive into what it means to be a daughter of the Father, and from this, I am able to bring a small portion of this love to my homeless friends and my community members!
A bit about me
I was born and raised in a small town called Hathaway, Louisiana where I am the middle child of 5 children. I will graduate with my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from LSU in May of 2022, and I hope to one day be a physical therapist. I love being outside, especially if it involves playing tennis. If possible, I would spend all of my time at the beach. I am a people person who loves traveling to new places, meeting new people and listening to good music. Also, I could live off of crunchy peanut butter and popcorn!