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As we approach Easter

Friday, April 6th, 2012

As Easter draws near it is a time to refresh our hearts and minds that our Lord died for us…He paid the ultimate price.  Some people in this world take His sacrifice as a given or entitlement and have strayed from Him and His way.  This has caused turmoil, confusion and discouragement for many.  I believe it may have led some people away from sharing what they know about our daughter Nadia who went missing on 3 November 2008.

If you have submitted to this darkness and the intimidation of others I ask you to get right with God. Intimidation, discouragement and hopelessness compromises what we know to be right.  Don’t be afraid to come forward.  Remember intimidation usually comes from people who are immature and have a wicked heart.  These people will accuse you of the weaknesses they seek to hide in themselves.  The Lord gives you authority to confront this darkness.  Once you do and stand your ground you’ll find a peace in your heart…that is God’s presence.  Listen to your heart and come forward with information to help us find our daughter Nadia by contacting us through this website or the Birmingham, Alabama FBI office.

As it is with you, I believe it is my God given responsibility to protect our grandson (Nadia’s son) in his mother’s and father’s absence. As a result I’ve asked people to come forward with information about his welfare and help us protect him from the darkness of this world. I’m grateful for those who have contacted us thus far but I believe there are many more who can help shed light on what is happening to him. Please do not be afraid but come forward with what you know and contact us through this website or the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

As you gather with your families this Easter we ask you to remember Nadia and her little son Christopher for they are not home with us.  We ask when you look at your family members you look at them with a sense of gratefulness they are there with you.  Appreciate and love them in His name.

We wish all of you God’s Peace this Easter season.

In His name,

Nancy for all


Third Anniversary

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Hello everyone,

Today marks the third anniversary of our daughter Nadia’s disappearance.  May the Lord bless and keep her.  May He shine His face upon her and give her Peace.  We love and miss her so very much!

This Saturday family and friends will gather at 12:00pm in Birmingham, Alabama for a remembrance and a celebration of Nadia’s life.  Her friends and family friends are traveling from out of state to be here.  We look forward to sharing stories and beautiful moments of Nadia’s life with each other through good food, fellowship, pictures and music.  For those of you who are unable to come we ask you to lift Nadia up in prayer at noon and remember her as someone who loved life but  still remains missing.

It has been three years since Nadi went missing.  If anyone has information about where she is or maybe has heard rumor about where she may be, please contact us through this website or contact her search team, Central Alabama Search and Rescue at (205) 915-8936. 

Thank you all so very much for your continued support and prayers.

In His Love,

Nancy for all of Nadia’s family who love her very much

Looking for Answers

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Mother & Daughter

Hello everyone,

Our daughter Nadia Kersh vanished after she left work for lunch on Monday, 3 November 2008.  We miss her so very much!!!

Nadie where are you? Nad?  I ask myself that question each and everyday as an eternal emptiness surrounds me reminding me she is not here.  I turn to her son who will be four soon and want to tell him about what has happened to his mama but I don’t know that answer.  Nadia’s brother John frequently asks Kevin and I about the searches for his sister and whether the volunteer searchers have found any sign of his beloved sister as he continues to struggle with her disappearance.  With grief and heartache we continue to look for answers about what happened to Nadie and where she is.

The accumulation of persistent torrential rains of last weekend and the week before have delayed a search for Nadie this weekend, although others (not dependent upon the weather) will continue as planned.  We are extremely grateful not only for the search and rescue crews but also private/commercial property owners who have given us access to their land, loaned us equipment and personnel in our search for her.  This great outpour of generosity from empathetic people and blessed more who have given of themselves over time is overwhelming to take in all at once and has often brought me to my knees in thanks to our Lord for putting them in our path in hopes of finding our loving daughter Nadia.

Nadie where are you?  Mom is here.  Your pop, John, Charlie and I are here.  Your little man is waiting for his mommy…he’s waiting for you.  We’re all here waiting for you to come home.

On behalf of our family I ask people of the Birmingham, Alabama area again to please come forward if you have any information about our daughter Nadia’s whereabouts.  You can reach us directly through this website, contact Central Alabama Search and Rescue at 205 915 8936 or Homewood Police Department at 205 332 6262

Someone called Homewood Police Department many months ago with a “credible lead”.  I believe you know who you are.  Please, please call once again and leave that information again and any additional information you feel comfortable sharing to help us understand what happened to Nadie and/or where she can be found.  Now is your time to step out of the darkness and shed light on Nadia’s missing person case.  Take hold of courage and come forward.  It will all be okay.

For anyone else who has any information about Nadia’s whereabouts please let us know.  We very desperately want to find her and bring her home.

Thank you all for your prayers as we continue on our search.

Blessings to you all,


When a Believing Person Prays

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

The Search

Hello everyone, 

Yesterday, our pastor reminded us James 5:16 says, “When a believing person prays, great things happen.”  I believe in the power of prayer as a connection to the living God that opens doors for God’s will to be done.  I ask everyone to join us in prayer as we continue to search for our daughter, Nadia who disappeared on 3 November 2008.  Professional volunteer search teams have scoured many areas looking for her, eliminating said areas one by one as we draw nearer to where she may be. Above is a picture of where our search efforts have lead us and for now we are focusing on that area in Birmingham, Alabama. 

In addition we continue to strive to bring our grandson (Nadia’s son) home.  The Alabama state process remains complicated but we are committed to seeing it through.

Thank you all for your continued support as we move forward bit by bit, moving in closer and closer to bring closure to the darkness that surrounds the circumstances of Nadia’s disappearance.  We miss her and our grandson so very much.

The Lord’s blessings to you all.  May His will be done.

His blessings,

Nancy for all

Committed to You

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Nadia at VCA

Hello Nadie,

As you know your father and I continue our search for you.  We miss you so very much.  As I look at your pictures on my desk I’m reminded everyday you are not here.  I think about how determined you were to succeed in life, how dedicated you were to the Lord to help guide your way.  What more could a mom and dad ask for.  It all ended by your disappearance on 3 November 2008.  The answer to where you are may continue to elude us but we are committed to finding you as long as leads continue to come in…and they have.

As we are committed to you, we are committed to our efforts to bring your little man home.  We’re doing all we can within our means to make that happen.  The Alabama legal system is extremely complicated and we still hope for the best possible outcome for him to be safe, happy and an opportunity to know our Lord…we pray he will come home.  That is our greatest hope and I know it is yours as well.

Our love in Christ,

Mom and Pop

Thank you everyone for your continued support and words of inspiration from all around the world.  Your thoughts and encouraging words help us cope with the daily reminder Nadia is not here. We know the Lord is not about the darkness that surrounds Nadia’s situation.  He is not about keeping her location hidden from us.  He is about hopefulness and salvation.   Those people who have information about Nadia’s whereabouts and are not coming forward are part of the darkness and are being deceived.  Deceived by allowing themselves to believe Nadia’s whereabouts will be solved without them having to come forward.  We know you all have information and are unwilling for whatever convincing reason to share your part of Nadia’s story.  Finding her will be difficult to solve without you.  We will be waiting for your response, your part of her story…for however long it takes.  Feel free to contact us at this website.

In Christ,


Two Year Remembrance for you Nadia

Thursday, November 4th, 2010


Fox 6 News Link  Nadia Kersh remembered after 2 years missing

November 3, 2010 was the second year remembrance for our daughter, Nadia who disappeared from Homewood, Alabama and has not been seen or heard from since then.  Below are the words shared by our family at her remembrance at Vulcan Park in Birmingham, Alabama later that evening:

It’s been two painfully long years since our daughter Nadia disappeared from Homewood, AL on November 3, 2008 and every day since then we’re reminded she is not here.  Three days after she went missing we were notified of her disappearance.  We lived just outside of Washington D.C. at the time and we were completely overwhelmed by the news.  Questions fired away at us at an alarming rate.  What happened to Nadia?   Where is she?  Where is her son?  Our grandson?  What could possibly have happened?  Today two years later many questions continue to go unanswered.

Albert Einstein was known as one of the most brilliant people in the world.  He once said, “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” 

Well over 1000 people have been reported missing in AL.  Most of them remain missing because those who have information on their whereabouts have been afraid to come forward and have remained silent.  It is this choice of inaction that can damn a community into bondage of secrets, untruths and deception, the greatest tools used against a society creating misery, uncertainty and pain.  That is not what our Lord in heaven would want. 

Our God is not the author of confusion, misery, separation and despair.  He would want you, the people in this community who have clues about what happened to Nadia and where she is to come forward with information concerning her whereabouts to end the darkness, to end the confusion and the mystery of where she is that surrounds us all. 

Most people don’t want to see me here, they don’t want to hear what I have to say because it’s a reminder once again that their children, their siblings, their mother, father, sister, brother could be the next one taken and not heard from again. Each day we as a family are reminded Nadia is not here, each day I look at her picture and tell her we have not given up looking for you.  But still, we need your help.  We need your help to answer some of those unanswered questions.  I ask you good people of Alabama to come forward and give us the information we need to find Nadia and bring her home.  I ask you all who hear this message to ask around Birmingham and the surrounding communities to see if anyone has any information that could help us find Nadia and end this bondage of the unknown, of deception and of secrets.

You can help by calling the Homewood PD on their tip line at (205) 332-6262 with any information that might help us find her.  If you’ve called before and you did not receive a response, don’t be afraid, don’t hesitate and please call again.  All information is so important, so critical. It’s important for us as a family as a society to find the truth, to find Nadia and release this community from the darkness of secrets.

If you’d like to contact us, you can reach us at (repeat) Just register on the site and send an email.

In the meanwhile, we as Nadia’s family and friends won’t stop praying, praising God and looking to Him as our source of strength and hope.  As we do each day we thank the Lord for He is all sovereign and we know He looks over Nadia and her son wherever they are.

Dear Heavenly Father we ask for Your continued protection and grace for Nadia, our grandson, the rest of our family and this community plagued with knowing one of its members is still missing. We pray for Mr Haywood and his family that you Lord may comfort their hearts for they are also a family in pain and despair.  We lift up this community to You and ask You to touch the hearts of those people who can help us find our beloved daughter Nadia and bring her home to rest.  Lord we ask you to guide the search teams as they continue to volunteer endless hours looking for her.  We thank you for the officers of Homewood PD, Birmingham PD and the FBI who have been working to find the truth behind Nadia’s disappearance.  Lord, we ask you to put people in our path to help us find answers we need and this community needs to heal.  In Your Holy Name we pray.  Amen.

Nadia’s brother, John added these words:

Hello everyone,  I am John Kersh, Nadia’s brother.  I am nine years old.  I really miss my sister and if she came back home I would give her a big hug and show her around Montgomery, Alabama where we live now.  I would show her where I go to school at Montgomery Academy.

I have a nice comfortable bed for her to sleep on at home and a big backyard and a big lake with some ducks, lots of geese and a big water fountain in the middle of the lake.  I think Nadia would enjoy feeding the ducks and playing in the backyard with me and my sister, Charlie.

I really miss Nadia a lot.  I wish she was here.  Please help us find her.  Thank you.

Nadia’s sister, Charlize added:

Nadia is my sister.  She’s bigger than me.  She is lost.  We need to find her.


In Christ,

Nancy for all.

A Day Closer to finding Nadia

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Hello everyone,

We have moved to Alabama.  It is good to be closer to where our daughter, Nadia disappeared in Homewood, AL on 3 November 2008.  We continue our efforts to find her as professional teams prepare for yet another search.  Leads continue to come in and for that we are grateful. Thank you all for taking the step to come forward with information that may lead to Nadia’s whereabouts.  She will be found one day with your help.

We continue our efforts to bring our grandson (Nadia’s son) home to his family.  We’ve waited a long time and have great hopes he will be with us soon as we believe Nadia would want it to be.

To Nadia’s supporters all over the world from the U.S. to Russia to Europe and as far away as Australia we appreciate you and thank you for your continued support.  To her school friends, thank you for your kind words and the love in your heart you carry for Nadia.

May the Lord Bless you all,

Nancy for all

As We Remember Nadia

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Hello everyone,

I’d like to first thank all the girls who attended Victory Christian Academy with our daughter, Nadia for their support and kind words about her.  Of all her friends you are the people who know her best, you know the challenges she faces and the desires of her heart.  Our family is grateful for you all and appreciate your dedication to her.

The man who was charged with capital murder in Nadia’s disappearance faced a preliminary hearing last week.  The judge ruled to move the case to the grand jury.  As I understand the process, the next step could take a couple of months.

There is still no news of Nadia’s whereabouts since she disappeared.  However, searches for her continue in hopes we will be able to bring her home soon.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who have spent endless hours looking for her.  If anyone has any information concerning her whereabouts or if you have any information about Nadia’s case, please call Homewood Police Department at (205) 332-6262. 

The military is sending our family to Alabama this summer.   We are thankful as it will put us closer to where Nadia disappeared and to our grandson (her baby).  We’re excited about the change as we prepare to move.  If all goes well he will be home with us soon.

Thank you all for supporting our efforts to find our daughter, Nadia and to bring our grandson home.  No matter what the future brings we have peace knowing our Lord is with us.  May He bless and bring comfort to the Franklin, Hendersen, Holloway families/friends and all other missing persons’ families/friends as we continue to be patient to learn of the whereabouts of our precious and dearly loved ones.

The Lord be with you all,

Nancy for the family 

Questions regarding our grandson

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Hello everyone,

My apologies for not being clear about the situation regarding our grandson (Nadia’s son).  I’ve received numerous emails asking about his welfare.  I’d like to address those questions here.

To everyone who has asked about him, I ask you to be patient with us for we’re not in a position to mention his name nor reveal details of his circumstances because he is a minor involved in the Alabama legal system and because of that we especially need to protect his privacy.  Please be patient as we are left to refer to him as “Nadia’s little son”, “our little man” or “our grandson” instead of calling him by his name as he deserves.

We love our little guy so much and miss him terribly.  We can’t wait to have him home with us.  His great-grandma,  great-grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins and the rest of his extended family are anxiously waiting to see him. 

Nadia’s father and I have been actively engaged in the legal process to bring him home to Virginia since we first traveled to Alabama after Nadia was reported missing.  This process has been extremely long and complicated.  We’d love to take him home today if we could but we’re required to be patient to see the process through. 

We’d appreciate your continued patience as we deal with the issues involving our grandson as well as the disappearance of his mom and our daughter, Nadia. (We miss you Nadi.  We wish you could be here for your little guy.)

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience in this matter.  

Blessings to you all, 


Carrying on in your absence

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Hello Nadia,

It has been a one and 1/2 years since you disappeared on 3 November 2008 and we miss you so much.  We wake up everyday with the reminder that you’re not here.  We miss your smile, your little giggle and the free-spirited ideas you come up with so frequently.  We love you, Nadi.  I know you know it but I’ll say it again…We love you, Nadia.  Your little brother worries about you so much.  He’s hoping you’ll come back to us soon.

We wish you could be here to see what is happening in your absence.  So much darkness and unethical activity surrounds your situation and that of your little son.  As his grandparents and only family, we’ve been struggling to bring him home to Virginia since we were told you went missing.  There is someone (not affiliated with us) who filed a petition to adopt your son.  We do not support these actions.  When I look at all the pictures of you and him together it breaks my heart to know you can’t be with him right now to help him.  So in your place we will continue to do all we can to try and stop these activities and bring him home where he belongs. 

Your brother wanted to submit a post this time but instead I’d like to add some of his comments.  He says, “I miss you very much.  I hope someone will find you soon so you can come home.  I’d like (his nephew) to come home too.  I would take him to church and teach him how to be a Christian.  You would want him to be a Christian too.”  It breaks his heart to know we are facing such adversity in addition to mourning your disappearance and your little man’s absence.

The investigation in your criminal case is very close to being completed.  The person of interest in  the case remains the primary person of interest.  That does not mean others were not involved in your disappearance.  Your father and I continue to work with Homewood Alabama Police Department in hopes of bringing some resolution to the question of your whereabouts.  We have been there for you working these issues and will continue for as long as it takes to find you.

There are a number of volunteers who continue to support us in our efforts to find you.  Some come from professional search teams others are simply commited to bringing closure for us.  More leads have come in to Homewood PD and  searchers are combing identified areas.  There has been no halt in activities to find you.

Nadi, we want you to know we are doing all we can to carry on for you.  We want you home in the worst way as we continue to mourn your absence and that of your young son.  If you’re no longer with us I know you’re with Our Father.  May the Lord give you Peace wherever you are.

All my love,