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Thursday, March 31, 2016

When prayers are answered

Years ago, December 2011 to be exact, I traveled to Serbia to meet a little boy we would come to call Asher. During my visits there I met a tiny boy who touched me in a way no other child ever has. I blogged about him then, calling him "Ivan" to protect his privacy.

"Ivan" had a volunteer named Slobodanka, aka Boka, who came to visit him nearly every day. She LOVED that boy. She really wanted to adopt him but her husband was not in agreement.

Fast forward to spring of 2013, and Dean and I met Boka again, only this time her husband was there! They were on the playground with "Ivan", and he didn't even look like the same child! He had gained a bit of weight, but most importantly, he was no longer crying. He had found love. Boka had given me her contact info but sometime in our travels home I misplaced it.

Tonight, imagine my THRILL to find this article, and pictures of my boy Ilija (his real name) living with Boka and her husband as his foster family. I am overjoyed, to say the least. This child's face has haunted me for years, and now I know he is safe and loved!

You can find the article about Ilija and his new family here.

Thank you God, for answering this prayer!

*note* In the blog post about "Ivan" I talked about a boy I called "Tommy". You'll be happy to know "Tommy" is now called Abel.


Unknown said...

Wow! That is amazing. What progress in such a relatively short amount of time.

Cindy said...

Praise God! Such great news!