Explain how you got involved with Casas and what your role is.
I got involved with Casas three years ago when I interned in Juárez. I loved that experience and decided to intern the following year in Acuña. Following this, I applied to join the Casas staff and have been serving in the Dominican Republic since June 1st as a Field Coordinator.
Tell a little bit about yourself, your family, and where you’re from.
I am 22 years old, and I am from Daytona Beach, Florida. I am the youngest of three with two older sisters. My parents have served in the church my whole life, and they inspired me to go into ministry.
What made you choose to serve at Casas por Cristo?
I believe that I was called to serve at Casas por Cristo. God has opened so many doors for me to get to where I am right now. Even though things haven’t always been easy, he brought me right here.
What is your favorite thing about the ministry of Casas por Cristo? Or how have you seen God at work through your ministry with Casas?
I see God at work through how He changes lives – the lives of the families receiving homes and the lives of the teams who come down to build and serve. It’s humbling to be a part of a ministry that has such a tremedous impact in these communities.
What have been your biggest challenges so far?
One of the biggest challenges for me has been adapting to my new life. I came during a busy season and haven’t been able to focus as much as I would like to on learning Spanish. Once I get to a point where I can communicate better, it will allow me to build deeper relationships.
What are some things people should be praying for on your behalf?
Pray for the families that we are serving, that God gives me the focus to learn Spanish and my role with Casas here in the Dominican Republic, and that he continues to open people’s hearts so that I can meet my donation goals.