Salanieta Kubukawa and her family had been residents at Barnabas House since October 2020.
She was happy to have a place to live after she was forced to move out from where she was staying prior due to there being a volatile environment.
Sala has said she is thankful for the help Barnabas House has given her and her family, and she has been able to find a private home rental.
I moved in into Barnabas House in May 2018, as I was very ill needing hospitalization, and Barnabas House
gave me all the support I needed with a roof over my head and a safe place to base myself for going to the doctors.
The residents there were all friendly, and I made many good friendships. I have found a more permanent residence to stay and moved in on the 22nd April.
I cannot express enough how grateful I am for all that the Barnabas House staff has done for me in my time here with help through my illness, and assisting with any issues which I had.
I would recommend Barnabas House to anyone who is seeking a friendly safe place in needed of crisis accommodation. Thank you to Felix, Rickey, and Rodney for all your help.
I moved to Griffith in early April 2019 from Sydney, looking for a job in this area. It was really hard finding accommodation here and was living with some friends whose house was already with lots of people. Someone gave me Barnabas House number ad I was given a spot here.
I eventually found a job at Baiada and managed to sort my life out. Tried looking for rental
properties in Griffith, but they are so hard to come by. The people at the admin block was really nice and understood my situation and extended my stay here. I had to return to Sydney to attend to some personal matters and really want to thank Felix and his team during my stay here. God bless everyone.
& Mereani Tuivanua
This couple had been couch serving among relatives for months as it was very difficult to obtain a rental property. They have slept in their car on some nights as they didn’t want to bother friends or
relatives. They very really glad when was offered a place in Barnabas House in 2019 and called Barnabas House home for 6 months.
They want to thank everyone in the office for supporting their stay here and recommending them to the real estate agency. They were glad to have offered a unit to rent at Wakaden St. before
Christmas 2019 and will always remember the fond memories at Barnabas House.
Jessica came to Barnabas House in a difficult and challenging time in her life where she had gone through an unexpected change. Barnabas House covered her first month of rent and Felix helped her find some work so that she could regain financial stability. The staff were proactive in addressing her material needs. The caretaker family and pastoral care was a huge blessing in her life at the time. The residents at Barnabas House were in the same boat of being helped in a crisis. This made her more willing to receive help and offer support and to function as the body of Christ. Jessica and Mary moved into a private rental together.
Mary moved to Griffith because of job opportunities, however she was unable to find permanent accommodation. A friend told her about Barnabas House. Mary stayed with us for 4 months. She found a private rental through a Christian couple. Mary says that everyone is very friendly, and she felt welcome. Felix was very accommodating to her situation and she felt very safe at Barnabas House.
Bill moved into Barnabas on Oct 2018. He had a back injury while doing some work in Wagga and wanted to come to Griffith to be closer to his partner while he was recovering. He stayed in Barnabas for 6 months before finding a beautiful and affordable unit in Griffith.
Bill wants to thank everyone at Barnabas for making his stay so pleasant. He also made some new friends while living here.
David moved into Barnabas on Nov 2015. He was Junee Correction Centre for driving related offences and had no place to go. He was very grateful when he got landed a unit in Barnabas House. This location was ideal for him as he has got regular appointments at Kookora Surgery.
Because of his situation and his health condition, he was allowed to stay for a longer period of time at Barnabas House. In 2017 he left for Wagga after finding a place there and returned back to Barnabas in June 2018. He finally got a place at housing commission and left Barnabas on 11 April 2019.
David is grateful and want to thank Barnabas for supporting him and assisting him while he stayed with us.
Vivian & Jorge
When this lovely couple moved to town they were having a hard time finding accommodation. When they stumbled upon The Barnabas House, they not only found a much needed place to stay while seeking permanent residence, they also found encouragement in our weekly meetings which impacted them tremendously. To put it in Vivian's own words, "I feel God at Barnabas, I will always be grateful for what you guys have done!" Thanks to all of our supporters for bringing a strength and refuge in the lives of many who need it.
Vili & family
Vili is a wonderful Christian brother who came to Barnabas at a time when no other accommodation could be found for him and his family. Barnabas provided a much needed space for them to stay while seeking permanent residence. Within a month God had already opened up a door for them to move into their own home. They were so grateful for the ministry of Barnabas that they happily agreed to let us share their story with you all. When you support the Barnabas House, you become a part of many success stories just like this one. Thank you!
This lovely lady came into Barnabas after a bit of a difficult season in her life. She needed time to refresh and readjust her focus. Barnabas gave her that much needed respite and not long into her stay a door opened up for her to move into a permanent accommodation! To all those that support Barnabas, thanks for making it possible for us to help the community!
Shawn moved into Barnabas after making some positive changes in his life. For Shawn, there were very few residences that suited his particular needs. In spite of this, with the help of the Barnabas team, Shawn ended up finding the perfect unit within his price range in town and has now moved in.
Mohd Mazhar Bin Saleri was a resident at Barnabas House during COVID-19 since 3/08/2019, he has recently moved out to start a position with the Australian navy as a contractor.
Mohd will be heading off to Queensland once the borders re-open, and can’t wait to start his new career.
During his time here at Barnabas House, Mohd has said that he felt like part of a little community, and the staff were always helpful and friendly.
It was always easy to walk to town and he always got on well with his neighbours.
We wish him all the best in his new endeavours.