Building Dreams: Haiti Edition – Day 1 Team Member Spotlight

UVF United

 

Zachary Thorp

 

Hometown: Cortland

Home church: Christian Assembly of God

Favorite Book: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Favorite Place: my bed

 

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?

My pants fell off coming out of a public pool

 

Where is the coolest place you have been?

The Himalayas and Haiti

 

What is your dream job?

Senior pasturing a church

 

Describe yourself in five words.

Faithful. Respectful. Godly. Leader. Strong-willed.

 

In what ways are you the same as your childhood self?

I still try to get my way.

 

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Love

 

What is one interesting fact that no one knows about you?

Brushing my teeth with minty toothpaste makes me have to pee

 

 

Josiah Nagel

 

Hometown: Lewistown, PA

Home church: Lewistown Assembly

Favorite Cartoon Character: Sponge Bob

Favorite Musician: David Crowder

 

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

Moses parting the Red Sea!

 

What is your dream job?
Children’s pastor

 

What has been the hardest thing you have ever had to do?

Be away while my sister was undergoing brain surgery

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Don’t let the negatives of the world get you down

 

Have you ever met a celebrity?
Yes. Al from the TV show Home Improvement.

 

What’s your favorite saying?

“You got it dude!”

 

What song are you embarrassed to know all the words to?

“Love is an open door”

 

 

Team NewLife

Flo Roberts

 

Hometown: Shelton, CT

Home church: New Life

Favorite Book: Duh! The Bible

Favorite Food: Any and all!

 

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
Be able to fly

 

What is your dream job?

I am living it. I work three hours a day because I am semi-retired.

 

If you had to choose to live without one of your five senses, which one would you give up?

Taste for sure

 

How many cities have you lived in?

Five: Stratford. Milford. Gainesville, Florida. London, England.

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Listen more than you talk

 

What is your favorite Disney movie?

Cinderella

 

What is the habit you are proudest of breaking?
Smoking!

 

 

Luis F. Braga

 

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

Home church: New Life

Favorite Food: Salpicao (Brazilian style chicken salad)

Favorite Place: Hawaii           

 

If you were to ask Jesus one question, what would it be?
Why me?

 

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would you pick and why?
Michael Jordan because I would be a phenomenal basketball player.

 

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
1998 World Cup Final

 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Bora Bora for its perfection

 

Describe yourself in five words.

Compassionate. Hard-worker. Thoughtful. Funny. Insecure.

 

If calories and sugar content didn’t mater, what would be in your “dream dessert”?

Anything with chocolate

 

What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
My personality

 

 

The LABI Crew

Darlene Gruber

 

Hometown: Limerick

Home church: Spring Valley Community Church

Favorite Drink: Chik-Fil-A Sweet Tea and Starbucks Iced White Choclate Mocha

Favorite Team: Minnesota Vikings

 

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?

I reached out to pull a stray hair off a friend’s face, only to find that it was still attached!

 

What is the strangest thing you have eaten?

Fish head soup in Trinidad and Tobago

 

What has been the hardest thing you have ever had to do?

Watch my children struggle and go through tough times

 

What animal best represents you and why?

A kitten because I like to curl up in a warm, cozy spot.

 

What was the funniest prank you have done?

I went out to the car before my husband Dick new I was there and then I scared him when he opened the door. I’m always last out and is usually waiting for me.

 

What is your perfect pizza?
Hawaiian flat bread or Godfather’s Pizza from high school

 

If you were to ask Jesus one question, what would it be?
How could You so easily give up Your own will for sinful me?

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