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Dana Avila

What are your hobbies?

Playing with my Grandkids, Hosea and Holland. Going to Flea Markets, Garage Sales and the Movies. I love to sing! ​

What books have you read recently?

The Bible, “Jesus Today”, “Heaven is for Real”, “Redeeming Love”, “The Circle Maker” and “Deep & Wide”.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer. 29:11

What has influenced you lately?

I have 2 close friends who have gone through countless losses, physical, emotional & financial challenges over the past several years. I have seen both these ladies bounce back, positive and expectant, through God’s faithful love, mercy and unmerited favor in their lives; they don’t even know each other, but they’re both examples of what God can do when a heart is willing to allow Him full control.

What is your favorite restaurant/food?

McGormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (I LOVE their Tilapia!), Chipotle, Legend of Asia & Olive Garden, Cantina Laredo & La Fonda El Taquito. Favorite food – 3 way tie: Mexican, Asian & Italian.

Who is your favorite artist and/or what is your favorite song?

This is too hard to pick one.  Any worship song from Bethel Church/Jesus Culture, Darlene Zschech – “Shout to The Lord” & “Made Me Glad”, Chris Tomlin – “How Great is Our God”, Kari Jobe – “The More I Seek You”, Jason Upton – “You Are Holy”.

Who is your hero?

My Sister, Debbie; she cared for her ill Father-in-Law in her home, as a young bride for the first several years of her marriage, giving up the opportunity to have children, to care for him. She has now been taking care of our Dad since 2004, managing a bookstore and taking care of her husband and home. Such a Servant’s heart – a heart like Jesus!

What is your lifelong ambition?

To be like Jesus and have my children and grandchildren want the same.

What are the top 3 items in your bucket list?

1. Have a 2nd Honeymoon in Hawaii.

2. Take my Hubby, kids and grandkids to Disney World & on a Disney Cruise.

3. Drive from one end of the US to the other, stopping at every Landmark I can.

What is one thing we don’t know about you?

I despise most cooked vegetables.