Oh my goodness, he’s grown so much!
From a missionary who visited with him recently: Artyem is blind. He was born in March 2003. He is a very social boy and my name reminded him of some poem/song so he started singing it over and over to me. He likes to be held and a lot of contact. He gave me the impression of being smart as he felt my entire face, nose, ears, hair, everything to try to get a picture of what I looked like. I think he would learn English really fast. We were trying to color these things we were putting together (and even though he couldn’t see it I was trying to help him so it just wouldn’t be blank when put up with the other kids). He didn’t want to color it but just put it together and I said you need to color it first. He started repeating in English to me over and over…..you need to color it first, you need to color it first.
Artem’s grant of $1027.11 has gone to Daniel #14-2.