PAX exchange student from China with his host brother in front of an airplane in Arkansas

Impressive Young Man

Yaning—known to us all as “Potter”—has come to Hope, Arkansas and touched us all with his huge heart, loving demeanor, and gratitude. To say that everyone in this community knows Potter is an understatement. Potter has been here just shy of 10 months and has managed to win over the hearts of everyone he sees—greeting them with a smile, a hug, or a helping hand. His presence has been one we will never forget!

Potter has played basketball and baseball, attended prom, spoken to the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, presented at various churches and even the chamber of commerce. Potter also has a great relationship with the Powells. He loves his host mom Suzy, host dad Rusty, sister Brooke, and last—but certainly not least—his best friend and role model, brother Bradey.

—Arnetta Bradford, regional development manager (AR)