I’ve known Cecelia Christmas for over a decade. We met when we worked as Teacher’s Aides at the childcare center on our college campus. She’s always been positive, warm, adventurous and sincere in her faith in God.
So I wasn’t too surprised when the 29 year-old Connecticut resident announced on Facebook that she was heading to India for a Missions Trip with her church, Cornerstone Christian Center.
CeCe, as friends call her,took some time off fro her day job as a pregnancy prevention facilitator, in order to make the exhaustive trip. “I work at a residential facility where the youth are between the ages of 13-21 as well as… run groups discussing self-esteem, sexual risks for teens, contraception, goal setting decision-making and any other topics that effect teens today in various schools for high-risk youth.”
This wasn’t CeCe’s first Missions Trip, having traveled as a child with her mom, but she still felt concern. “This is my first mission trip as an adult… and this trip and where I was going took a lot of prayer and for God to make the trip happen because the trip was the most expensive… and the farthest we as a church have traveled.
“I needed to do this as an adult. This was something i wanted to do as an adult.”