David Moyer’s Story
Hello. My name is David Moyer. I was born in Ukraine on February 15, 1998. Most of my life I lived in an orphanage. I have 2 older brothers in Ukraine, but I never saw them and I do not know what happened to them. I had some friends in the orphanage, but no family.
I met Steve and Irina when I first came to America in 2009 with the Rainbow of Hope hosting program. I was 11 years old. I was very nervous and excited to come to America for 4 weeks. I did not know the place or the language or what family I was going to stay with.
America looked much different than Ukraine and the food was different too. Coming to America was the best time of my life. I had a lot of fun with my host family. We went fishing, went to a Phillies game, did a lot of swimming and I learned to ride a bike for the first time.We all got along very well. I also had a lot of fun with the Rainbow of Hope group. I was able to see my friends each day and talk about our day and we did a lot of great things each week, like visiting the police and fire station,visiting the zoo, rock climbing, visiting the city of Philadelphia, and many other fun things.
The four weeks went by very fast and I was very sad that I had to leave. It was the first time I realized what a family was like. After I left America and returned to Ukraine, my host family and I were able to write letters back and forth….Continue reading David’s story
Go to our “Who We Are” page to see a video about the seven Programs of Love Cradle’s ministry to orphans!