We’re Josh and Nicole Baldonado, and these are our kids, Nora, Titus and Luka.
In 2014, we moved as missionaries to L’viv, Ukraine, where we serve at New Horizons, an evangelical church plant started by Nicole’s parents. To learn more about what we do, click here.
A little more about Josh
I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later moved with my family to Minnesota and then Indiana. After graduating high school, I worked full time and then gained my Associate’s Degree in Theology through Calvary Chapel Bible College Indianapolis. I attended Horizon Christian Fellowship in Indianapolis for 15 years and served there in the sound, youth, and home fellowship ministries.
I visited Ukraine multiple times before our move and spent a summer serving with New Horizons church.
I’m becoming an avid runner and love getting to know the running community in L’viv.
I moved with my parents and four younger siblings to Ukraine when I was twelve, and since that time have lived in Ukraine, Hungary and Indiana. I graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in Vajta, Hungary and later earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Indianapolis. I worked for three years for the Indiana Attorney General’s Office as part of a statewide task force to address human trafficking.
Being Mama to our sweet Nora, Titus and Luka is one of the greatest joys I can imagine. Coincidentally, it’s also the hardest thing I’ve ever done! I also have a passion for intercultural experience, discipleship, community outreach, and learning languages.
I can’t believe I’m writing this, but Nora will be six this August. She is our sunshine at home, full of laughter and energy and curiosity. We adore her strong will and compassionate heart. Nora loves playing outside, reading, playing with her little brothers, and making new friends everywhere she goes.
Titus was born here in L’viv in June, 2016. He has introduced us to the concept of “busy child.” Spills, messes and minor disasters are a daily – no, an hourly occurrence. We try to remember that he’s just figuring out life. One of his favorite phrases is: “I’ll do it myself,” so we’re praying God teaches us how to shape that independence. Titus also amazes us with his compassion toward others.
And now there’s Luka
We welcomed baby Luka in December, 2018 after a very hard pregnancy. He was the product of ceaseless prayers all over the world and now reminds us each day that God is faithful. Luka smiles and coos at everyone, but he’s pretty much a Mama’s boy at this point.