• June 30, 2017

Christina C. - on mission in Romania

Hello everyone,

My name is Christina and I am 18 years old and the second oldest of six chil­dren. I grew up in Massachusetts and just grad­u­ated from high school. Two years ago, I went on a mis­sion trip to Kingston, Jamaica. I worked with the Missionaries of the Poor in their home­less shel­ters and orphan­ages. Every morning we drove through the city in the back of a truck and rode through the mis­er­able streets. My heart broke to see the people, some very elderly, some just infants, living uncared for in the trash. These were the people who were not for­tu­nate enough to make it into a shelter. They had been for­gotten, denied human dig­nity, and were not viewed as worthy of love. The mag­ni­tude of their needs was over­whelming, but the call to serve them was one I could not ignore.

This year I was looking for long term mis­sion work when I heard about Heart’s Home. The sim­plicity and whole­ness of their mis­sion to serve was what ulti­mately drew me in. I am so excited to be joining them in Deva, Romania for 12 months. To be sur­rounded by those who are not con­cerned with the stan­dards set by society, but rather with their own ability to love as Christ loved, over­flows my heart with joy and hope.

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