Building Dreams: Haiti Edition Day 5 Team Spotlight

UVF United

Miranda McCloud 

Hometown: Poconos

How long at Poconos Community Church: 8 years

Favorite Sport: Football

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can shake my eyes.

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

Where will I be in the next five years? Who will still be in my life?

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would you pick and why?

I would want to be my mother. Because she’s been the strongest woman in my life. I would love to be like her.

What is your ideal “day off”?

Netflix all day

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Understanding. Funny. Loving. Kind. Sarcastic.

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

I make everything a joke and making people laugh.

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

Keep pushing even through the storm.

 

Jamie Scavillo

Hometown: Drexel Hill

Home church: Blue Route Vineyard

Favorite Board Game: Life

Favorite Bible Verse: Acts 3:14-15

What is your perfect pizza?
Gluten free eggplan parm pizza

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

101

What is the strangest thing you have eaten?

Frog legs and alligator

What has been the hardest thing you have ever had to do?
Step out of my comfort zone

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

Italy to see the cities and eat real pasta!

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Talkative. Dreamer. Eater. Introvert. Creative.

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

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

 

Team New Life

Lorna Patton

How long at New Life Church: 20 years

Occupation: Pastor’s wife, nursery school teacher, interior designer, mom of two boys and fashion consultant to every female I know

Favorite Book: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It is a novel based on the book of Hosea (a must read for everyone).

Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:33

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

How soon am I going to see your beautiful face?

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

People being rude – rudeness in any way, shape or form

Do you have any hidden talents?

I make a great shepherds pie… so I’ve been told

What’s the one thing you worry about running out of?

Make-up

What’s your ideal day off?

A rainy day (because I feel like I don’t have to go anywhere), at home in my PJs, watching a movie, ordering take-out and hanging with my hubby.

Have you met any celebrities?

Harry Conick Junior. I kept staring at his ears because I thought they were unusually large for his head. The guy from the TV show Monk. I tried to get close to him to say hi and he freaked out and ran into a restaurant. Jon Bon Jovi. He was behind me in line at a bank in Ireland. And a bunch of 80s English music bands.

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

Slow cooked beef brisket, coked to a point where it falls apart with a fork. Mashed potatoes. And gravy. And any green vegetable with that. And a Cadbury dairy milk chocolate bar.

 

Manya Makoski

Nickname: Monz

How long at New Life Church: 4 years

Favorite Cartoon Character: Minions

Favorite Bible Verse: Colossians 3:23

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can walk on my hands

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

When are you coming back?!

What is the coolest place you have been?

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Sarcastic. Loving. Stubborn. Driven. Faithful.

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

Buffalo wing sauce

How many cities have you lived in?

Ten. Trumbull, CT. Milford, CT. Tempe, AZ. Mesa, AZ. Beverly Hills, CA. Smyrna, GA. Akureyri, Iceland. Mariehamn, Finland. Little Falls, NJ. Somerset, NJ.

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

Follow Jesus.

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