The Unexpected

Well, I’d love to say that the process of choosing a Foreign Exchange program has gone smoothly, but sometimes we have to be willing to move things around to allow God’s Way in our lives.
After meeting with Deb and hearing about the direction, standard, and goals for their host students we were not feeling entirely comfortable. We did not expect anything like that to happen, but we prayed about it and stayed open to whatever may come.

We happened to have the number of another representative named Kim, from a company called AFS, and we decided to give her a call to hear more about their program.

We felt like this may be a better fit for us, and so we explained what we had been through in the process with the first company and moved forward cautiously with Kim.
We thanked Deb for her time and effort and excused ourselves from the first process altogether.

Last night we had a meeting with Kim and we both feel VERY good about AFS. They have been in service for 54 years and it seems that because of that experience they really have an excellent program. They really look out for the students and their host families.

One of the things that Kim asked in our interview last night was how we felt Ezekiel might respond to having another child in the house. He seemed to be minding his business coloring at the table next to us. He popped his head up and said, almost as if offended, “I will handle it PERFECTLY!” We all laughed. Kim even asked him if he would like having a host sister for the school year. He was very smiley and happy about it. He is so excited, which is not really anything we expected either.

We are grateful to be out of the mud and back on the road in this journey.
Next stop, REFERRAL!!! J

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