Friday, December 3, 2010

Update on Sasha

If you regularly read my blog, you know that our family will be hosting a child this Christmas.

I sent out the following email to family and friends the other day and thought I would post it here for anyone I might have missed or those who are interested in being updated.

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Hello and Merry Christmas,

If you are receiving this email, it is because you have contributed to our cause in some way, prayed for us, or shown an interested in being updated.  We really appreciate the amazing amount of support we received in reaching our goal.

Since we initially sent out our first email 6 weeks ago, a lot has happened.  We finished all the paper work required to be a host family and have found out that Sasha will be arrive to spend 5 weeks with us on December 13!  Sasha is from Ukraine and is 13 years old.  He has been to America one other time.  Other than that, we don’t know any more about him but cannot wait to meet him.

Although we are looking forward to having Sasha here with us, we are feeling a little anxious as well.  Aside from obvious cultural differences, we don’t know exactly how much English he speaks.  We will be attending a thorough host family training session on Saturday and expect this to offer us more guidance and direction.  We would appreciate any and all prayers for us and Sasha as we continue on this path.  We would like to especially pray that Sasha and all the other children and chaperons have safe travels over here.

We will send out emails periodically with updates and pictures (once Sasha arrives) and will update our blog (http://5powellsinatlanta.blogspot.com) as well.

Thank you again for your prayers and friendship.

Alex and Emily

9 comments:

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Wow, what an amazing opportunity. I pray that everything will go smoothly for your family and Sasha!

Kmama said...

This is going to be such a wonderful experience for you all. Many prayers for you all!

blueviolet said...

This is so incredibly exciting for all of you! I'm sure he's as nervous as you all are.

Angie said...

This is so exciting and I can't wait to follow you and your family on this adventure. You guys are gonna have so much fun!! You are doing a great thing :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is a great thing y'all are doing! I'm sure this will be a time your whole family and Sasha will remember it forever!

Kelli said...

I can only imagine that this will be an amazing experience for you and your family and especially Sasha. I can't wait until he arrives to hear about his stay with you.

HeatherOz said...

This is so funny! I was planning on saying EXACTLY what Kmama said!
So "Ditto!"

Kat said...

That is so cool! Sending prayers for Sasha and your whole family!

Meant to be a mom said...

I'm still so excited for Sasha. I think this will be so special for him. Its great that your doing this for this child :)