I was born and raised in Reno, NV. I grew up in a Spanish speaking home, so my first language is Spanish. I learned English when I started school. I grew up in a Catholic home. I never knew anything about having a relationship with God. I was introduced to God by a cable guy believe it or not. He invited my family and I to church, so I was always drawn to anything that had to do with God and going to church. When I finally developed my own personal relationship with God it was here at the Reno -Sparks Gospel Mission.
What do you do at the Mission? Receptionist
Tell us about yourself. I am the mother of 3 beautiful kids and have a loving husband who loves the Lord as much as I do. I spend most of my time with our little family and friends I have met at the Mission.
How did you end up at the Mission? Through a wonderful Judge who saw more in me than I did in myself.
What is one thing about you that surprises people? That I was an addict.
What hobbies do you have? Cooking
What is your favorite movie or television show? The Notebook
What is the best criticism you have ever received? That I’m not perfect.
What do you consider your biggest success? Receiving several Diplomas within a year.
What is the most influential book you’ve read besides the Bible? Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Who has most impacted you on your spiritual walk? Rick Redding, my Pastor and Boss
How did you come to know Christ? Through the Mission
Which Biblical character do you identify with the most? Job
What is your favorite memory at the Mission? I would have to say Christmas, seeing everyone happy and coming together to help the community. Seeing everyone’s smile is priceless.
What do you like most about being part of the Mission team? Being able to help people if they are in need and watching people get help for their addiction.
Why the Gospel Mission? Because it chose me.