by Jean Martinez
When I began attending the Chapel Of the Cross, I didn’t anticipate become as involved as I am now with the church. The church welcomed me with such warm arms. Although the congregation is big, you get to know so many people at an intimate level. I am so thankful for the people in the church who have been mentors to me. Who have had faith in me and believed I had something to give to that church community.
Something that continually makes my heart smile is the youth at CotC. They are all so open to listening to God’s voice. They have demonstrated to me how compassionate they are and I am always impressed by what they have to share with the community. I am so lucky to be one of the leaders in EYC. We have been able to work together to create a safe space for the youth in which the can be vulnerable and have a blast at the same time. There has never been a time when any of us have been frustrated with how we work with each other. We always have so many ideas and so many suggestions about how we can improve something for the next time. It has really been refreshing to be surrounded by people who are like me in the sense that they are still children at heart.
These groups of people in this church have given me so much hope for what the future will bring. I am so grateful.