Ahmad Zai Update:

I wanted to provide an update on our family, the Ahmad Zai’s. You may recall they arrived in the States from Afghanistan several months ago. Sana and Shazi have 5 little boys ages 19 months up to 9 years old. I am happy to report they are settled in a home in Antioch which has been completely furnished, thanks to all of the generous donations. Sana has recently found a part-time job, hoping to find additional hours of work, and all of the boys are happily enrolled in school. Sana hopes to find a job which will offer more of a career path and also would like to attend additional college courses. I want to thank the Methodist Church Circuit, and several other church communities who have been very involved in assisting with the beautification of their home and yard, resume writing, job searches, an amazing group of people who drive to and from Antioch several times a week to teach the family English, and offer to carpool home from school on those days. I will be back with additional updates as we move into summer.  If anyone has employment opportunities for Sana (he is college educated but open to working options) or would be interested in teaching English to the family over the summer please let me know.  Or, if you would like to assist in recreational or art activities for the kids over the summer this would also be welcome. Thanks, Liz lbayat@aol.com