Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sergei Is Coming

A few days ago I blogged about the surprise we had regarding Sergei. Sergei is being hosted in the United States this summer by a very special family. I mentioned how the situation is so confusing, and I was able to get it figured out. I think.

I called the person at Frontier Horizon and introduced myself, explaining our relationship with Sergei, and how we were very surprised to learn that he was being hosted in the US this summer, since he wasn't on the list to be hosted.

Apparently, FH had made arrangements for some other kids from Sergei's orphanage to be hosted for the summer. But suddenly the orphanage director said that they would require Sergei to be hosted as well. So FH had to scramble to find someplace for him to go, and they didn't know how to reach us. So they turned to the family that hosted him last December.

Fast forward then to early July, when out of the blue, the family tracked us down. They are so kind and are a wonderful Christian family. Together, with FH, we worked out a plan to have Sergei come see us. So this Sunday, I will be flying out to their city to pick him up and bring him back. He will be here for a little over two weeks.

We were able to talk to him on the phone for the first time. Just to hear his voice was so precious. He knows some English, and is learning more every day. We will have a very full schedule for him. I don't think he will get bored. I will be taking several days off from work.

Sparkle is anxious to meet him. So are we!


Kevin & Pam said...

Great news! Enjoy him and take lots of picturs.

Kevin & Pam said...

Pam beat me to the punch! Keep swinging even when curve balls are thrown at you! "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

MamaPoRuski said...

That is a GREAT surprise! Congrats! I know you will get a lot of great pics for us!

Debbie said...

I am so excited for you all!!

Anonymous said...

We are excited to meet him!


adoptedthree said...

That is awesome! Have a great time together!