I am so excited to write and tell you the latest story of Christopher, our young man in Zambia. You may remember awhile ago, we wrote about him and his story, about how he was living with an Uncle and his family and was treated rather poorly. He was the one who tended the donkeys and was left to do the chores, hence our nickname for him, Cinderfella.
However, like the story of the real Cinderella, our Christopher is realizing his dreams, too! He started school in Zambia at the MICS Center that we support,
and since he had to walk so far to and from school, we arranged for him to become a boarding student and live on site. He was a very happy boy and worked hard to catch up in school. He thrived under the care of the Krause family and all the workers at the boarding school.
Now, Christopher will be flying with the Krause’s to Milwaukee to stay with their family for a visit before flying to NY to meet his host family, where he will attend a Christian high school and maybe continue on with higher education.
Now, Christopher will be flying with the Krause’s to Milwaukee to stay with their family for a visit before flying to NY to meet his host family, where he will attend a Christian high school and hopefully, continue on with higher education.
Ronda writes about Christopher –
I Just told Christopher that the food and drinks on the plane are part of the price of the ticket and so they will be free…..he was amazed!! We might not get to sit together as we booked at different times…. But we will do our best at the check in desk!
Imagine this is the boy who at his first birthday party about six years ago had no idea what a can Sprite was or how to hold it or what to do with it. He just sat and looked at it and turned it in his hands with a puzzled look on his face.
I know that Christopher is in for the ride of his life. When we adopted our three girls from Ukraine, they had never seen an ice cube or a straw – among other things. Imagine living in the middle of nowhere in Africa and riding in an airplane, eating strange food, seeing the ocean – his life will be filled with exciting “firsts”.
We’ll be there to greet him with a camera crew when he lands in NY so we’ll capture that smile that reaches from ear-to-ear and hear first-hand some of his reactions to all he will have seen while in Milwaukee – I can’t wait. You’ll be able to watch it on The 700 Club and we will also post it on our site.
It’s thrilling to see the progress that can be made in a child’s life when they are given a little help – thank you for helping!