Hi, I'm Sebastian

I’m a 1st year missionary from Peru.

What brought you to Christ in the City?

Jesus did it, but in a very particular and beautiful way. I have been in awe of Christ in the City since I was a teenager and was introduced to this apostolate for the first time. I had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Denver, serving with CiC, which was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. The experience of living in community, being vulnerable, surrendering to God and serving others was transformative and filled my heart with meaning. Today I feel God’s invitation to return to Christ in the City and let Him transform my heart. For me, Christ in the City is a gift from God to me, a gift to draw closer to Him and have an opportunity to love more fully.

How has Christ in the City helped you grow?

My time at Christ in the City has been the biggest blessing I’ve ever received. God reminded me every day that I am His beloved son and my relationship with the Lord drastically changed during this time of service. When you ask for a new heart, the Lord takes that prayer seriously. The Lord and my community took good care of my heart this first year of service and that allowed the Lord to bless me with graces I was not expecting. Now I am more passionate about my relationship with Jesus and how I can bring others back to the house of our Father.

A little bit about me

I’m a psychotherapist and I’m a bit of a nerd about psychology, social sciences and good stories. I love to spend hours talking about any interesting topic and I really enjoy fantasy and mystery books. I love hearing other people’s stories (and telling my own, too). I am very close to Saint John the Apostle, Saint Sebastian and Saint Christopher and I hope that they will accompany me during this second year of service.