Nova Ukraine’s resettlement team helps pair host families with Ukrainian refugees who are in desperate need of housing – but we desperately need additional hosts to make this program possible.
One successful placement by our team is Cindy and Guy, who agreed to host a mother and daughter in their home. Read their story below.
When the war broke out in Ukraine, my husband Guy and I were so saddened by the plight of the people of Ukraine. We wondered what we could do to help. Then our church announced that there was a need for people to host families who had fled the war and were coming across the border from Mexico. God put it on both of our hearts to volunteer to host a refugee family. We signed up that evening.
Olena and Dasha arrived at our home in late April. We were delighted to find that Dasha knew quite a bit of English, so we were able to communicate immediately. We quickly learned that they are both very kind, thankful, thoughtful, smart, and hardworking people. We have spent many hours talking, laughing and sometimes crying with them. They have endured a lot. Their family is scattered. Yet, they continue to persevere and move forward with their lives.
We liked them from the very beginning, but now we have truly grown to love them. They have become like family to us! Our intent in opening our home was to try and be helpful, but in reality we are the ones who have been unbelievably blessed!