Meet Our Family

 
You’ve heard us talking about raising $70,000 so a home for a deserving family in our community could be built. Well, we know who that family is and would love for you to get to know them a little better. Below are answers to questions we had for Lisa, who kindly took the time to answer them for us. We hope this gives you a peek into the heart of this amazingly dedicated family!
 
Lisa, tell us about your family. We are a family of three, made up of myself, my 18-year-old son Damir and my spunky 3-year-old Adhan.

What is your current living situation? Right now, we are living in a two bedroom townhouse. It’s a tight space, especially with an active 3-year-old.

What does it mean to have WBCL listeners supporting you and your family during this process? I am grateful for all WBCL listeners and staff has done and continues to do. The Bible teaches us to be good stewards; however we can choose to do the opposite. It’s really nice that strangers will go the extra mile to help my family. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. This will never be forgotten. Others are sacrificing to assist us. What a lovely act of kindness. Who could ask for more?

How did you hear about Habitat for Humanity? My friend and her husband shared with me about the program. It sounded like a lot of work, but knowing I would be a homeowner at the end of the process made the commitment to the program worth it!

How did you react when you got the news you were accepted into the program? I was over joyed! I honestly didn’t know if I would be accepted and when I was, I felt such a sense of accomplishment.

How will having this home change your life? This home will give me a stable environment for my kids. Hopefully, seeing I was able to achieve home ownership will inspire them to mirror my accomplishments. It’s my dream for them to reach the same achievement, growing up to own and enjoy their own home. Ultimately, when we are in our new home, they will be very proud!

What does being a homeowner mean to you? Being a homeowner means a greater responsibility, something only God could provide for me and my sons. It gives us a healthier environment along with a huge sense of accomplishment.

So, does this mean you just get a free house given to you? The home is not free by any means. The 300 hours I am required to put in by doing construction at other home builds, taking required home ownership classes, working at the Re-Store and other means of fulfilling the hours has been like a second job. I have dedicated a lot of time and sweat into this with homeownership being the end goal. In addition to being available and being away from my kids, it has required a lot of time to fulfill my commitment to this program.

What are your dreams for this house? I really imagine this house will be unique, just like the way the opportunity for me to be a part of this program has been. I dream of seeing my 3-year-old being able to run in a straight line because of the space he will have as well as watching him grow up in this home. My dream is that this home will be the foundation for our family, providing witness to the love and memories created within its walls.

What would you say to encourage WBCL listeners to get involved? I’d encourage listeners to get online and learn about the WBCL Build and Habitat for Humanity. Please remember, we are not a charity case. We are not asking for a handout, but are simply asking for your kindness, your prayers and your assistance. I pray that you contribute what the Lord lays on your heart. Please know with confidence that my sons and I are a hard-working family, doing the right things, while excitedly looking forward to home ownership. Thank you for all your help in coming alongside us during this process to make this dream a reality!