Hey there! My name’s Ariana and I’m from Canberra, Australia. I’m so excited to be here at SPEC just because I want to share the deep love of Jesus with all people I meet! I love music, cooking, getting to know people and of course vegemite toast!!
Hello everyone! My name is Elizabeth and I came to SPEC all the way from Canada! Six months ago I had no idea what I was going to do or where I was going to go – the only thing I knew was that I wanted to do ministry! Then my sister found SPEC on Facebook and before I knew it I had applied and been accepted! I could barely contain the joy I felt about going to London, and now that I’ve arrived the joy continues to grow! During this year I hope to deepen my relationship with Christ and become a more whole and joyful person! Favourite bible verse: Psalm 42:1-2.
My name is Braňo, I am 24 years old and I am from Slovakia. I enjoy being active and spending time with people. Some things I am interested in includes cars and fighting sports (martial arts). This year I hope that volunteering with young people and living in community will help to make my relationship with God become stronger.
Hi, my name is Dorka, I am from Hungary! I like to try new things and explore the world. In February I began my first year of studying for my Masters, but I wanted to do a gap year. That’s why I came to SPEC. I would like to deepen my faith and to share my experience of God with others. I hope this year will be amazing, that I will be out of my comfort zone and that I will have a lot of new experiences and friends. My favourite passage from the Bible is Philippians 4:13, which says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.
Hi my name is Lionel. I was born in India, grew up in New Zealand, and my family moved to Australia six years ago. I enjoy art and have studied to be an animator. I can’t wait to meet new people and share about God with the young people in the diocese here in London.
Hello, all you lovely people, my brothers and sisters in Christ! My name is Marie-Clare, but usually I go by MC, Mars or Mars-Eclaire 😉 I felt God calling me here this year, and after time spent in prayer and discernment, God made it totally clear to me that this is where I was destined to be! He called me to be a disciple of Christ here at SPEC, and I gave him my “yes”! I hope to grow deeper in my Catholic faith, re-discover myself as a person by putting myself out of my comfort zone, trusting in God to guide me. I’m most looking forward to living for God’s will (not my own), and living community life getting to know my SPEC family here! Whatever God has in store for me this year, I say bring it on!
Hi everyone, my name is Anne and my favourite scripture passage is John 15:5 – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”