Christina Meredith went from homeless foster youth to Ms. California to an active member of the U.S. Army. An unlikely path, yet when you hear this interview you will find Christina to be a likely heroine when it comes to overcoming. Her fortitude and clarity of thought are evident. From childhood abuse to foster care to homelessness, Christina found God in the middle of her most difficult circumstances and credits her healing to his power.
In this episode we hear some about Christina’s childhood, how ROTC gave her the structure and discipline she needed as a teenager, how she advocates for foster youth today, and her suprising entry into the pageant world (it started in a Whole Foods!) From confusion as a child to feeling like an outsider as a young woman, Christina’s resilience is remarkable and her reliance on God is inspiring.
Not your typical soldier, Christina defies “typical” in all areas. Fighting against statistics of where she “should” be, Christina believes God has her where she is on purpose. You won’t want to miss this Sister Interview.
You can listen to our interview with Christina on iTunes here.
A few things you heard mentioned on the show:
Christina’s memoir: Cinder Girl: My Journey Out of the Ashes to a Life of Hope
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9
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