Building Dreams: Haiti Edition – Day 2 Team Spotlight

UVF United

Marissa Lund

Nickname: Risy Girl

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio (specifically Brunswick, OH)

Favorite Food: yellow curry and pad thai

Favorite Team: OHIO STATE!!

Do you have any hidden talents?

God randomly gives me raps to write and to rap, but I don’t do it in public really.

If you could be any age for a week, what would it be?

I would be five again so I could talk freely to everyone much more easily about God and be received by a larger amount of people!

What is the habit you are proudest of breaking?

I am most proud of breaking the habit of being the first to do anything because it has helped me to become more humble.

What animal best represents you and why?

A giraffe because they are looked up to, can seem older than they are, but fight when they need to (spiritually for me), and they can be soft in communication.

In what ways are you the same as your childhood self?
I am always smiling and laughing.

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

Ice cream, key lime pie with mango and raspberry on top.

 

Sahar Monroe

Hometown: Philadelphia

How did you get saved: My parents raised us in the church so it was going to happen because I’ve seen miracles my whole life. The day it clicked I was 13. I was baptized in the H.S. and ever since I love Jesus!

Favorite Place: Outside anywhere in Fall 🙂

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
My birth or the resurrection of Christ!

What is the habit you are proudest of breaking?

Self-harm

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Uneven socks

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

Let something go that I practically worshipped.

If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Rice and beans or PB&J

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

Do you think God would waste His time?! Keep pressing on and get it done.

What is your worst fear?

Falling out of love with God 😦

 

Team NewLife

Christine Ihasz

How long have you been at New Life Church: my whole life (13 years)

Occupation: The Boss of a little sister

Favorite Food: Bacon, egg and cheese sandwich

Favorite Bible Verse: Anything is possible if a person believes (Psalm 28:3)

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?

Invisibility

What is your dream job?
Being a missionary

What is your biggest pet peeve?

When people call me Christina with an “a”

Would you own a pet dinosaur? If so, which one and why?

Yes a velociraptor because when I train it, it would be a cool pet!

If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Cookies

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

Be yourself because everyone else is taken.

What is one thing you cannot live without?

My family

 

Christina Szabo

How long have you been at New Life Church: 2 years

Occupation: Sales supervisor for Marriott Hotels

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Musician: Natalie Grant

What is something not many people know about you?

I have twin boys, Spencer and Ethan who are 24-years-old

What is your favorite food?

Rice and beans, Spanish style!

What is your perfect pizza?

Onions and mushrooms. Very classic.

What is the habit you are proudest of breaking?

Quitting smoking 16-years-ago

If you could chose one superpower, what would be?

To cure the sick

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

Make funeral arrangements for my mom while she was in hospice and still went living on for several more months

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

Scotland to see the old castles and England to see the beautiful countryside.

 

The LABI Crew

Merari Ramos

Nickname: Ferrari

Occupation: Interpreter

Favorite Food: Chile relleno

Favorite Bible Verse: Hebrews 11:6

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

When you see me, what do you see?

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

The creation of the world

What is the habit you are proudest of breaking?

Waking up late

What is the longest you have gone without sleep?

About 20 hours

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People eating with their mouth open

What is the strangest thing you have eaten?

Crickets covered in Chile

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

Take risks, live by faith

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