Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Whats important is that he is HOME !

I would like to tell you a story..   "This is happening now" seems to be a phrase that we see a lot these days on Facebook . Well we have a real life, real time "happening now" event, but first I would like to take you back 6 1/2 years to a time that seemed more innocent, or at lest we just did not have the same grasp of the language .  This is the story of Jannybek 

We had a sponsor that donated funds so that we could bring new shoes and soccer outfits to all the kids at the orphanage.   This day we set the kids up in stations and had crafts, games, snacks, and one station they were able to choose new shoes .. the room was set up just like the bazaar .  It was an incredible day, one that we were sure that they would never forget.  One of those children was Jannybek. .. Jannybek lived at the orphanage for another couple years, then finished school and left the orphanage.  He was able to find a place to live, looking after an old lady.. he cared for all her needs for four years , in exchange he would have a place to live. Last week life as he knew it took a terrible turn. The son of the Babushka came to the house and said that Jannybek needed to get in the car and they were going for a ride .  That night he found himself living in a chicken coop on a chicken farm in Kazakhstan where he had been sold into slavery.  He questioned how he could give such love and care  for all these years then this happen  .   He was held at the farm  for only four days before he managed to escape.  it took a couple days for him to make his way back to the boarder crossing where he hid inside the back of a transport truck and was able to sneak back into Kyrgyzstan .  Once he got here he went strait back to the first person he knew he could trust ,  That was the director of the orphanage he came from.  This morning he completed his journey and returned to the orphanage looking for help.  He is 22 years old now, so he could not stay there, but the director contacted us .  They were wondering about the possibility of him coming to live at the farm .  When they mentioned this to Janybek he was very relieved.  He said that he remembered us well.  
We have no idea at this point if it will be a few days , a few weeks or months or even a few years that he will be at the farm, but here and now this is unfolding, and he is safe .. It has been a long terrible week for him , and our hearts just break for him .  We are just so blessed that we can help, and so thankful to all of you who have purchased food shares from the farm so that we CAN help at a moments notice. 

Emma snapped this photo just moments after they picked him up on the way to the farm .. He was asleep in the car .. She said to us " wouldn't you think that going somewhere new he would be to excited to sleep", but we realized that for him, all that maters is that IT'S OVER.. he is safe  and he is with people that he knows and trusts, and that he has a history with .. what ever the future holds at this point is not the important part.. whats important is that he is HOME...

How can we express our gratitude to all of you who have had a part in this story..except a wholehearted God bless you ...  

1 comment:

Carrie DeLille said...

Thanks for the cry. Oh that two boys may escape a life like that. Bless you.