Thursday, August 13, 2009

Meet Sasha

Updated September 10, 2009 We can't post pictures of Sasha on our blog until he is legally ours.

Through a set of circumstances only God could have orchestrated, Sasha, a 13 year old Ukrainian orphan will be living with us for three weeks. He has been with us for almost a week and we are having a blast with him. Please pray for Bucky and I! We have fallen in love with this fella and are praying God would provide the funding to adopt him (and it looks like He might just be doing it).

About two weeks ago I decided I was ready to adopt again, however, I was thinking another infant adoption. I began to pray that God would drop an orphan off at our front door because we simply do not have the money at this time to start another private adoption. Well, God answered that prayer in record timing. So, here is the story if you are interested...

There is a humanitarian aid organization called Frontier Horizons that brings orphans from the Ukraine and Nicaragua over to the U.S.A. two times a year for a three week period. The purpose of Frontier Horizons is to give the orphans an educational experience here in the United States. A family in our area paid the sponsorship fee and agreed to host Sasha during his stay in the U.S., however, for some reason they were not able to fulfill their commitment. Sasha was already on his way to the U.S. when Frontier Horizons received this news. Through a co-worker, Brian Lambert (Bucky's best friend) received the information and called Bucky. Bucky and I talked about it and agreed to host Sasha for the three weeks he is here. We were approved to host him VERY quickly because we already had a homestudy and background checks from our previous adoptions. All that happeded on Thursday of last week and Sasha arrived early Saturday morning. He is such a sweet boy, a little rough around the edges at times, but hey, what 13 year old isn't. Please be in prayer for our family, we want to be in the center of God's will at all times.

6 comments:

Mary Mc said...

Wow, Julie, that is amazing. Totally gave me chills as I read it. I will definitely be praying for your family. Even if Sasha is only with you for 3 weeks, I know that the Lord will use his time with you for his good. Keep us posted!

liszt79 said...

Wow! That's amazing, Julie!
---Marcia

Jo Ellen said...

Julie, WOW! How exciting! Enjoyed reading your update!

Kim said...

Sounds like God is working on something great in the lives of you guys & Sasha. When Bucky shared about him, my heart jumped. I've spent parts of 2 summers in Ukraine and part of my heart is still there! I love the people! I'm so thankful Sasha got a great family to show him America and point him to God! Slava Bogu! ("Praise God" - in Russian) :)

jkstrib said...

He is so handsome! I am praying for you all. Our God is mighty, sovreign and on time and His will for His children cannot be stopped. We have a wonderful ESOL teacher who is Ukranian. She is a great resource when it comes to the language. Let me know if you need help with any issues like that! Hope you make it to Six Flags today!!! :)

snookmama said...

You know I love the 4 of you, but Sasha is my new favorite Rogers family member. He is adorable. When I looked out from the choir loft Sun morning and saw him singing along with us?! wow! Definitely praying for all of you.