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My name’s Olivia and I’m a 1st year Christ in the City missionary from North Carolina.

What brought you to Christ in the City?

My journey to Christ in the City began in Dublin, Ireland.  While studying in Dublin in the fall of 2019, I encountered people suffering from homelessness for the first time.  Seeing the suffering humanity in the homeless left a lingering weight on my heart.  After returning to the States, I felt God calling me to be with the homeless again, so I attended the Christ in the City Summer of Service 2021 in Michigan City, Indiana.  That summer, I met Jesus in a deeper and more profound way than ever before. The spiritual fruits of my summer with Christ in the City have been unfolding in my life ever since.  The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to love Him through the poor for a full year of service, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

What are you looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to so many things.  First, growing in my relationship with Christ through encounters with His friends, the poor.  Second, growing in my relationship with Christ through regular, scheduled times of prayer.  Third, growing in my relationship with Christ by learning how to be loved and received by others in an intentional community. 

A bit about me
Music is a huge part of my life.  My favorite music to sing to is Shaped Note hymns, my favorite music to dance to is swing, and my favorite music to listen to is the soundtrack to Star Wars (all of them, but especially not the Disney ones).  I’ve played the Irish fiddle since I was 16 (for better or worse).  I’m excited to bring my love of music to my new community in Denver!

everyone deserves
to be known & loved

If you join me in the mission as a monthly supporter, you will also become part of Known & Loved, Christ in the City’s monthly giving community! We are so grateful for our monthly supporters and their consistent generosity which makes it possible for us missionaries to be formed and reach out the homeless all year-long.

Watch Zach’s testimony below to hear what it means to him to be Known & Loved.