Building Dreams: Haiti Edition – Day 3 Team Spotlight

Team NewLife

Monica Freitas

 

How long have you been at New Life Church: 5 years

Occupation: personal assistant

Favorite Food: Picanha (Brazilian steak)

Favorite Cartoon Character: Flinstones and Jetsons! Together!

 

What is your perfect pizza?

Caramelized onions with goat cheese. Trust me!

What is the longest you have gone without sleep?

48 hours

What is your ideal “day off”?

Beach day all the way!

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

Steak! Morning, afternoon and evening. I am a carnivore for sure!

Name one thing you worry about running out of.

Toilet paper! I need to have lots of extra.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?

My camera…. Chocolate, family and friends. Not in any particular order.

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

“I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world!”

What do you think people misunderstand most about you?

That because I am an extrovert, I am not shy.

 

Yolanda Ihasz

 

Nickname: Yaya

Occupation: Baker and soccer coach

Favorite Musician: Chris Tomlin

Favorite Board Game: Quinto

 

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

I wouldn’t ask a question. I would just thank Him for loving me and dying on the cross for my sins.

What was the funniest prank you have done?

I gave Lorna Patton a fake $100 parking ticket. I put it on her car window. I also placed a fake bug on her when she wasn’t looking. I peed on myself watching her go crazy trying to get it off!

What is the longest you have gone without sleep?

33 hours

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Feet! I don’t like when people walk without shoes. But the worst is when they rub their feet together! It sounds like sandpaper. Ew!

What animal best represents you and why?

A tea cup Yorky. Because it’s small like me.

What is the one thing you cannot live without?
Chapstick!!!

What do you think people misunderstand most about you?

My age!! People think I’m a teen or college student. They have no idea I’m a 34-year-old mother of two and a wife.

 

UVF United

Richard A. Gruber, D. Mini.

 

Hometown: Omaha, NE

How did you get saved: Convicted by spirit in a kitchen following a home Bible study on January 19, 1975. I was baptized in spirit that night.

Favorite food: country fried steak with white gravy

Favorite Bible verse: 1 Thessalonians 2:8

 

Do you have any hidden talents?

Play the piano. Home improvement. Stained glass windows. Puppetry. Cartooning.

If you were to ask Jesus one question, what would it be?
Will you create in me a clean heart?

What is your perfect pizza?

Super thin crispy crust with beef, cheese, bacon and mushrooms.

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

Ability to produce food from nothing and feed the needy.

What is your ideal “day off”?

Alone creating something new for 10 hours, followed by exclusive dinner and evening with Darlene.

What animal best represents you and why?

A racoon. I am curious and good with my hands.

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

30 scoops of ice cream with 12 toppings and whipped cream

 

Randy Ramos

 

Nickname: DJ Randy

How long at Third Star of Jacob church: 20+ years

Favorite place: Apple store

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 1:16

 

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

What is the habit you are proudest of breaking?

Not giving my all

What is your dream job?
Touring sound guy

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

I am still playful and energetic.

Name one thing you worry about running out of.

Time

What is your favorite saying?

Nothing but a chicken wing.

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

I can be shy

 

The LABI Crew

Evelyn Arias

 

Hometown: San Antonio (in college, but I’m originally from Colorado)

How did you get saved: I was raised a Christian my whole life, but I never really knew Jesus until I came to LABI

Favorite Cereal: Lucky Charms

Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

 

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
When God created the heavens and the earth

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

What is your dream job?
To be a missionary

What has been the hardest thing you have ever had to do?
Stop eating junk food

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
You don’t need to be in a relationship to be happy. The only relationship that will fulfill your happiness is your relationship with Jesus Christ.

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

Avocados

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

My mom going to my homecoming dance to pick me up (I didn’t have permission to be there). Everybody saw her “escorting” me out.

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