If you have been following the blog for the past few months you'll recall how many Hope Journey children we have already posted about. Several of those children are now being pursued by their forever families! Today we have another sweetheart to speak up for named Saul. Team member Jan took a few moments to share what makes Saul so special. Please read and share about precious Saul today.
From the first moment I saw Saul, I knew there was something special about him. Initially, in a room filled with children playing in the center of the room, Saul was in a corner, playing by himself. At first, he would not make eye contact with me or even attempt to engage with me. Then slowly, the ice began to melt, and a relationship was born over the next few days. I saw him truly transform to the point I think, he should now be called Paul! His medical diagnosis, in my layman's term is known as an underdeveloped brain. Yet, even the doctor who was with us stated with Saul's diagnosis, he shouldn't be able to accomplish the things he does. He reads, writes, plays twister, kicks the soccer ball, and became very interactive in his speech when he came out of his "shy" shell. He asked me one day, through an interpreter, why I didn't speak Mandarin. I asked him why he didn't speak English, thru the same interpreter. Suddenly, with a shy smile, every word I spoke, he repeated back to me in perfect English. This was a very proud moment for his foster mom. And me. And the interpreter. And Saul.
Saul is cognitively delayed in certain areas, but with the Forever Family that is the right fit for him, I know he will soar like Paul!!! Are you that family??? You would be forever blessed in having Saul for your son. To the Glory of God!
If you are interested in learning more about Saul please contact our China staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read more about the China waiting program here. This file is special focus and can be pursued by a family at any stage of the process.