Building Community: Haiti Edition – Day 5 Spotlight

Karin Sterling
Team Brookfield

Occupation: Copy shop manager
How long at current church: 3 years


Favorite Drink: Chocolate milk
Favorite Bible Verse: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go.”

If you were to ask Jesus one question, what would it be?
When are you coming back?!

If you could be any age for a week, what would it be?
If I could know what I know now, 30.

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

What is your dream job?
Not working. Actually… writing and illustrating children’s books.

If you could take only three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?
Bible. Husband. Chocolate.

What makes you cry?
Almost anything… especially when I’m tired!

What has been the hardest thing you have ever had to do?
Not necessarily bad, actually the best but the hardest – taking care of my mother after her stroke.

What is your ideal “day off”?
Eating out for lunch and taking a nature walk to take photographs.


Ande Ilao
Team Bethany

Family: Married with 3 dogs. Waiting for God to bring us our child through adoption
How did you get saved: I am a recovering alcoholic of 28 years. I became saved when I got sober in 1988.


Favorite Drink: Unsweetened iced tea
Favorite Place: Rimach Germany, where I was born

Do you have any hidden talents?
I am a licensed hair dresser and I sew and quilt.

If you were to ask Jesus one question, what would it be?
Am I bringing you joy?

If you could wake up tomorrow in the body of someone else, who would you pick and why?
A figure competitor. I could get back to where I was without the work!

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
Relieve pain in others

What animal best represents you and why?
Dog because I’m protective, cuddly and lovable.

Describe yourself in 5 words.
Strong. Dependable. Empathetic. Stubborn. Committed.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Time takes time.
If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.

Name one thing you worry running out of.


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