Christine is married to Fabian Araiza. They arrived at Harvest Christian Fellowship-Lubbock Campus in August 2016. Her family was in a time of transitioning churches. They prayed about a Church where they could be filled with the Lord and learn more about Him. A church that they could call HOME after traveling with their ministry, feel at rest, and renew their strength. After praying through a home purchase in the area, they felt led to come to Harvest and have never looked back.
Who is your hero and why?
Jesus is my biggest hero! If it wasn’t for Him I would not be here today. He has saved me and restored me and made new things in me. No one else could ever do what He has done for me.
What’s the craziest thing you have ever done?
The craziest thing I ever did was shave my head completely bald. I did that for my 28th birthday. I had made a commitment with the Lord and I told Him that I was going to be a woman of action. I told Him that whatever I felt in my heart to do, I was going to do. My hair had been a big obsession since I was a teen and when I decided to do this I felt free from bondage. That same month I got baptized and it was an experience I will never forget. I can scream I AM FREE!
What ”lesson from mom” do you still live by today?
My mom is a great woman of faith and all my life I have seen God be faithful to His promises through her life. So the greatest lesson she has left in my heart is to TRUST in the Lord no matter what.
Which books have impacted you most?
There are two books that I love the most: Hinds Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard and Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. Hinds Feet in High Places was a book that the Holy Spirit used to place me in front of a mirror. I identified with everything the main character of the book felt, liked, and went through. It changed how I looked at myself at the end of the book and who I really was in Christ. Five People You Meet in Heaven is also a book that the Holy Spirit used (because the Lord uses everything for His Honor and Glory) to change my heart for people around me. It changed the way I loved others and the intention of my heart towards others.