“God grants you a new gift every day. You just have to be excited to find it.”
- Kathleen L. (Former Heart’s Home volunteer) -
My name is Celina. I am currently a senior at Helias Catholic High School and will be graduating this Spring of 2012. After graduation, I plan to fulfill a mission in a Heart’s Home village outside of Salvador da Bahia, called Fazenda do Natal (the Christmas Farm) in Brazil. I can honestly thank my brother, Jonathan, for introducing me to this wonderful organization. He also attended a mission in Brazil in July 2010 for an entire year. With knowing the passion that I have for doing mission work, Jonathan described Heart’s Home as the perfect fit for me. At first, I just convinced myself that I would find time to go on a mission at some point after college. But after visiting the college I plan on attending after my mission, I didn’t feel entirely satisfied with my future plans. Almost as if I was being called elsewhere. God’s plans for me have always been far beyond my comfort zone, and I knew that’s exactly where I needed to be. After a lot of contemplation and prayer, I realized that contacting Heart’s Home was a necessary step. Everything quickly started to come together, and I fell completely in love with wanting to do a mission devoted to compassion, prayer, and community!
I am extremely thankful for the all the support I will continue to be receiving, so that I am able to embrace such a successful mission. My experience with God, in Brazil, is going to be absolutely incredible!