• April 20, 2012

Emily A. Argentina 2012-2013

Hello! I’m Emily, a 17 year-old second child of a lovely large family from Jefferson City, Missouri. For a while I had been thinking about what I would do after my grad­u­a­tion. College seemed the obvious answer, but I had a feeling God wasn’t calling me straight there. After much prayer and through the help of a friend, I stum­bled upon Heart’s Home. I won’t say I fell instantly in love, but while I was reading about count­less other orga­ni­za­tions, this one stayed in the back of my mind, and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t stop thinking about it! After a lot more prayer, I knew I was being called by God to take up this gor­geous mis­sion; the purest and most won­derful form of love in action.

I cur­rently attend Helias Catholic, a local high school deeply rooted in Catholic values. I love ani­mals, per­petual ado­ra­tion, and espe­cially painting. I feel God must be a painter, for the world is draped with such astounding beauty and color and joy with just a hint, an echo, of divinity. His most beau­tiful cre­ation, how­ever, is humanity, and I have always felt drawn to those who were suf­fering, those who had lost hope, and those who want so badly to feel God’s love. I want to love these most pre­cious of God’s people fully without holding back any of myself, to be a channel of the most pure and glo­rious Love of Jesus. I want to be a tan­gible pres­ence of this Love to them, and what better place to do this than at the foot of the Cross? I am going to go to them and sit with them, cry with them, laugh with them, and love them, all in the name and through the power of Jesus with the aid of Mary, our Mother. Heart’s Home truly is the per­fect oppor­tu­nity to com­pletely devote myself to God through the beau­tiful for­gotten of the Earth, and to restore to them the hope and dig­nity that is the right of every human being. I have been given every­thing, and now it is time I give back every­thing I am.

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