Tuesday, July 13, 2010

His children....

Caring for and loving on His child is what we've been privileged to do since last Tuesday until July 22nd (all children are His children but especially the fatherless!). We have been given the awesome opportunity to host a precious 9 yr. old boy from Asia.

Every summer our agency hosts children from Russia and Asia with the hopes of finding their forever family. Of course, the children only know that they are here for a summer camp.

Sooo, last week we all went to the airport to pick up our buddy and bring him home to stay with us for 2.5 weeks. Let me just say that we were ALL a little nervous...mainly about the language barrier. Ni Hao and wo ai ni are just about the extent of our mandarin :)

Well, my little "I" and our new buddy got along instantly...chattering away..."I" in English and our buddy in mandarin AND they totally understood each other!!! Charades have become the norm around here although we are picking up some mandarin and he is picking up a TON of english :)

Our buddy is the most precious little boy I have ever met. He is so polite and obeys wonderfully. He gets along great with everyone and has been such a joy. Bottom line: OUR LITTLE BUDDY NEED HIS FOREVER FAMILY!!! Bottom line: I need YOUR HELP in spreading the word about this precious boy...God's child!!!

Will you join us in praying that his family will be found? Will you help us spread the word? Could you be his family???

I wish I could show you a picture of his precious face and his fabulous smile, but I'm not allowed :) So here...his sweet little fingers is what you get :)
I would be lying if I didn't tell you how my heart aches at the thought of sending him home and not knowing what will happen to him. Will his family be found or will he live the rest of his child years alone in an orphanage? Will he have a mama and baba to love him and care for him when he's sad & scared or hungry & tired or when he's happy & wants to celebrate or just needs the basic love to survive...the love of a forever family.


Janet said...

Just ran across your blog--mouth hanging open as I read Cana's story! I LOVE that name--can I steal it if I get another girl?
You are not far behind us--we are expecting TA this week for #6.
I put you in my favorites=0

Darlene said...

What agency is this through? We would have loved to host a child....maybe next year.

Truly Blessed said...

Oh Stacey, if we were ever to adopt again, a 7-9 year old boy would be our desire. Maybe, just maybe, if I had a photo to show my DH I could convince him that the time is now...but it's a long shot!

My youngest son would LOVE a little brother!