Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jailbreak at Anani*v

ANANIEV, September 22, 2010-- A six-year-old boy escaped from a local disabled boys’ home around 5 p.m. this evening.

Authorities were unable to explain the lapse in security, but believe that he must have had outside help.

Multiple witnesses saw the escapee in the company of two foreigners.

There is no information on their present whereabouts, but they were last seen heading north, in the direction of the capital.

One witness heard the escapee say clearly in his native language, “It’s time to go!”

Another witness believed that he saw the two foreigners shaking the dust of Ananiev from their feet as they left.

P.S. Our fugitive is doing fine. His joy is boundless and we are absolutely loving every single minute of these first moments with him in the free world. Everything amazes and delights him. At bedtime he weighed his options: sofa couch or Mama and Papa’s bed. Guess what he chose? Guess where Papa slept? Guess how happy Mama was to nestle down next to her little son with Pooh tucked safely between?

Today we will work on getting his medical and will do two embassy runs. The embassy process to obtain his visa is a two day process. By Friday night we should be finished. Early Saturday morning, we fly out and will arrive at Dulles Airport at 3:45 pm. Anyone who wants to meet our fugitive is welcome to brave the airport traffic and cheer him onto US soil! We will be glad to see some friendly faces after so long.



  1. Absolutely beautiful! God is so good! Congratulations to the entire Nalle family!!!!!!!

  2. Amazing news! I cannot imagine how you all must feel including Aaron himself. Love the pictures, he truly is one happy boy.
    Still praying daily....Dulles here you come!

    The prior post about his caregiver/ grandma...nothing but tears.

  3. PRAISE THE LORD! I'm crying of joy here! God has bless you with one of his most precious angels! I can't wait to see Aaron HOME with his brothers!

  4. I just want to say, I have been reading your blog for quite some time but have never posted. However this is a grand day and I am overwhelmed with excitement for your family! I am so glad to see another child rescued!


  5. The blueness of his lovely eyes surprises me EVERY time I see a new picture of him! So very happy for you ALL!

  6. How wonderful!! I'm so happy for you and Aaron!

  7. That is so awesome..Im so glad for aaron..and for his family you guys look awesome together..bigg huggs and god speed..xoxoxooxoxo

  8. I'm not sure how I found you're blog but I visit everyday. I am so happy for all of you. What an amazing story of faith and love. Blessings and best wishes to you all.


  10. Tears of joy and awe here. I love that he choose to sleep next to you. Smart boy, you've got a mama now, get some cuddles!

  11. We love your sense of humor! That was the best "Gocha Day" post I've read :) Hopefully Aaron gets used to his own bed soon right Rob? ;)
    Praying for clear sailing from now on,
    Carolyn and David

  12. Blessed Peace. Safe in the arms of a loving family. Safe in the arms of a loving God.
    Praying you home. It won't be too long. It seems like forever. Your faith is a testimony! I look forward to the next chapter. With all the boys learning together!

  13. Words just don't express the JOY!

  14. Most certainly the happiest day of Aaron's life. It melts my heart. Congratulations to all of you!

  15. Oh my lord! That's what I'm talkin' about! Awesome! God picks the most challenging situations in which to show his true power - what amazing gift you all have been given for staying the course. GO Aaron!

  16. He looks so so happy....I find myself having to remind myself that he is only 6 years old...He looks so much older....I think it will be fun to watch him play and rediscover being a child..having fun...

    MY delight is in the LORD, / because he hath heard the voice of my prayer;

    Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, / therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

    Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; / yea, our God is merciful.

    The LORD preserveth the simple: / I was in misery and he helped me.

    Turn again then unto thy rest, O my soul; / for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.

    For thou hast delivered my soul from death, / mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

    I will walk before the LORD / in the land of the living.

    I trusted even when I spake; / but I was sore troubled.

    What reward shall I give unto the LORD / for all the benefits that he hath done unto me?

    I will take the cup of salvation, / and call upon the Name of the LORD.

    I will pay my vows unto the LORD / in the presence of all his people;

    Even in the courts of the LORD's house, / and in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.



  17. Such a wonderful post! Congratulations!

  18. Absolutey adorable pictures!

  19. I was SOOO excited to read this post! The day you have been waiting for! God is good.

    Pam K

  20. The BEST part of the story, thus far!

  21. Read this earlier and just wept at the sight of him tucked into bed beside you! I know it is an atrocious thought to be stuck there for even a few days longer but PRAISE THE LORD that He has freed a captive!!! You guys got to be a part of that!!!

    We got stuck for 3 days coming home with our first adopted child, Alex. Like someone else said on facebook, perhaps these days will be just the transition that God knows Aaron needs? In our case, it was a big first turning point for Alex and his bonding. Oh, how I hope you see blessing in this seemingly needless delay!

    Keep looking behind you for all those bowed heads...we're still here.

  22. I LOVE this post and the pic of the two of you snuggling in bed... how adorable! Congratulations!

  23. Simply beautiful to see him sleeping soundly ...

  24. Happy Day! Here is to all of the kinks being worked out immediately, I think you all have been through enough!

  25. I am always amazed at the difference in the kids' faces once they have left the orphanages. I am so glad to see Aaron set free and on his way home!

  26. And all God's people said AMEN!
    Congrats on the new baby ;)

  27. What a joyful joyful day!! Praise the Lord!!


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