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I am Jace Branham. I was born in Texas, but have lived in New Mexico for most of my life. I “got saved” when I was young. I later realized the full truth in who God is and began a personal relationship with Him at a youth camp when I was about 15. With this relationship, I have learned to let my life be used by God. My youth pastor introduced my church to Casas por Cristo. He has taken us on 6 total trips, and I have felt God’s call to be a part of this ministry from every one of them.
My name is Brayden Carroll. I am from a small town in Illinois called Carthage. I grew up on a family farm with my two older brothers and older sister. For the last four years I have been attending the University of Kansas. While at KU, I spent a great deal of my time serving as a student-manager for the Kansas Men’s basketball team where I was fortunate enough to be able to travel and attend all the games with the team. Next year I will be attending the University of Minnesota to get my Master’s in Finance. Growing up, I went on two Casas trips and have always wanted to intern since my first trip. I realized that my summer was going to be pretty free this year and felt called to try and intern with Casas. I really have a passion for serving others in the name of Jesus Christ and believe Casas will be a great opportunity to learn more about Jesus and His love for us.
My name is Ian Dugger, I am from Port Orange Florida. I am going into my senior year at Johnson University Florida. I am working towards a bachelor’s in Intercultural Studies with an emphasis on missions. I served as an intern last year an loved every minute of it, which is why I returned this year. God has opened countless doors for me to be able to serve here and I am thankful for everything that he has done in my life thus far and everything that he will do.
Hi! My name is Eli Edwards. I am from Wilmington, NC. I am a Conservation Biology major at the University of NC at Wilmington. This next year will be my senior year. Some of my favorite pastimes include hunting, fishing, and just being outside. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for this summer!
My name is Devin Hilfirty. The Lord became king of my heart eight years ago and changed my heart in a way I did not know was possible. Though I gave up my passion for competitive gymnastics to pursue a deeper relationship with God and my new church family, He has given me countless gifts of far superior quality then anything I could ever deserve. A few of those gifts have been weeks spent building with Casas over the last four years. The last year of life has been extraordinarily difficult, and my faith was left badly beaten and bruised. The Lord rocked my world in a deeply personal way at the beginning of April this year while building with Casas, and it was then I knew I needed to devote a summer reconnecting with my purpose and my Love. I am more than grateful I get to build homes and love families in that journey of reconnecting. He is kind and He is good.
My name is Aimee Johnson. I went on my first Casas por Cristo trip was when I was nine years old with my family. We drove down to Mexico and spent a month building two houses and helping out in an orphanage. Throughout my life, I have had a heart for other nations and people. I was in a Spanish bilingual program throughout school so have always been drawn to Latin-American countries. I also had the opportunity to live in Ensenada, Mexico in 2017 for 3 months which also grew my heart for Latin-American culture. I have built five homes with Casas and on my most recent trip to the DR was asked about the internship program. Through time and prayer, God has opened the doors for this opportunity. My walk with God has been a steady and daily progression. I have learned a lot through the seasons of life and as my search for identity and purpose continue the greatest adventure I have found and continue to experience is with God.
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Hi, I’m Olivia. I just finished my sophomore year of college. I am double majoring in Psychology and Spanish, and will also be pursuing a minor in art. I hope to one day receive my doctorate in Trauma Counseling. I love hiking, drawing, and reading.
My name is Chase Moore. I am a sophomore Construction Science major at Texas A&M University. I’ve always had a heart for missions. Talking with a professor one day, he recommended I look for an opportunity to serve as a missionary while using my tools of construction. I was able to find Casas and could not be more excited to serve this summer.
My name is Sydney Myers. I am from Topeka, Kansas but am currently attending Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Counseling. During the summer of 2017, I went on my first international mission trip with Casas. I had just finished my first year of college and my school sent a group of us to San Raymundo, Guatemala. It was the best experience seeing God use me in ways I didn’t think were possible. I was approached and encouraged to apply as an intern for the following summer. I spent a couple months actively praying over it. It was time to step out of my comfort zone and really trust in the Lord. This will be my first year as an intern and I’m incredibly excited to see what God has in store. I’m honored to be the hands and feet of God and do His work to glorify Him.
My name is Wyatt Spencer. I am a student at the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis and a member of Fall Creek Church. I love spending time with my family and my girlfriend, and I enjoy going on long runs. I was born and raised in a Christian home, but unfortunately I seldom lived like it, especially in high school. It was not until just before college when I had a crisis of faith and realized that I had been living for myself. I needed a savior to deliver me from my sin and I had the head knowledge to know that Jesus was and is that Savior. I accepted Christ and made that head knowledge into heart knowledge. I now seek to live out my salvation and be a witness to those around me. I have been on two very impactful trips with Casas. The second of these trips was life-changing in that I really learned what it meant to love and serve the way Christ did. As I grow in my faith I want to share my passion for serving with the teams that come to build the houses.
My name is Luke Stavely. I learned about Casas por Cristo through Southwest Christian Church. They were setting up a group trip to Guatemala. It sounded good to me so I paid my deposit and signed up that day. The trip went great. I enjoyed myself and it gave me a feeling I had never felt before. I signed up for another trip and once again it was a great experience. After that, I felt God was pushing me to continue missions work and I applied for an internship. I am very excited about my future experiences with Casas.
My name is Madi Stuart! I’m in my first year of school at Kentucky studying music therapy. I’ve played keyboard for my church for six years. I’m a member of Alpha Delta Pi, and I can’t do a somersault. I have worked with Casas for five years and never thought to apply for this internship until another friend of mine did it and told me about his time. I fell in love and God led me to apply! My whole life has been about how crazy amazing life can be if I just trust God- going out of state for school, joining a sorority, and now doing this internship, I was built to get out of my comfort zone. I’m thrilled about getting to play a small role in what Casas is doing and how God is going to use me and move me through my internship.
Hello there! My name is CJ White, and I’m so excited for the amazing opportunity of serving as an intern with Casas por Cristo! I’m currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. I’ve been on six previous trips with Casas to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and I can’t wait to get to know the staff further and grow in my faith this summer. I’m so passionate about this mission and am looking forward to seeing how God works in my life, the lives of the teams and staff, and especially the lives of the families we serve.