Missionary Spotlight | Brendan Noerper
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi! I am Brendan Noerper, and I am a field coordinator here in Juárez, México. I live and work out of El Paso, Texas, but I am originally from Millstadt, Illinois. I first got involved with Casas por Cristo through my youth group back at home. In 2015, my youth group went on a trip to Acuña to build two homes. I found a new passion on that trip. I then joined a team on a trip to the Dominican Republic and completed an internship last summer. I am extremely close to my family, and we are always there for each other. My mom, Lisa, my dad, Kevin, my step-dad, Kevin, my brother, Nate, and his wife, Emily, have supported me from the beginning. I wouldn’t be here without their support. I cannot wait until they have experienced a Casas build themselves.
2. Why did you choose to serve with Casas por Cristo?
I am serving with Casas por Cristo because I like to work with my hands, I enjoy meeting new people, and ultimately, I love to serve and share the gospel by building homes. Casas is a family in and of itself, and I am glad to become a part of the family.
3. What is your favorite thing about the ministry of Casas por Cristo?
My absolute favorite thing about Casas is the compassion that is shown through us because of Jesus. Nowhere in the world is there this much love outside of God. We are building and serving to win lives. God is using Casas in ways no one has ever imagined. By meeting new people every week, I get the amazing opportunity to show others what it’s like to be the hands and feet of Christ.
4. What has been your biggest challenge so far?
My biggest challenge is being able to handle a bunch of situations all at one time. Multitasking is a skill that I will have to acquire as a missionary building homes. Sometimes problems can be simple to solve, but other times I have to take a step back and seek guidance from others or God. In the end, God is always with me, so there’s never anything to worry about.
- That I will rely on God’s power and not my own.
- That I can continue to get situated here in El Paso.
- Financial support so that I can continue to do the work God has called me to.