Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paperwork!

Last Tuesday we filed our paperwork. It was busy, but thankfully everything went smoothly.   We had all the paperwork we needed, but we got a call from the embassy in New York saying that we may have filed the wrong paperwork. He told us to call Danish Immigration in Denmark to make sure we did it right, before he sent the paperwork over there.  

This is where we filed our paperwork at in Houston.

Mounds of paperwork!


Well, this is the update from Marty! My God can move mountains, can yours? 


Dear praying friends,

Thank you so much for praying for me as I spoke with Danish Immigration early this morning. It took me some time, but I was able to get someone on the phone that could help me. I explained to the lady what I wanted to do, she did some checking, I did more explaining, she did more checking, you get the idea. I was asking them something that they don't usually encounter. (^_^)

Finally I was told that I CAN file our paperwork the way it stands, with Victory Baptist Church in Benton, AR being our sending church! I even repeated the statement to her, making sure she understood that I would have a sending/sponsoring church in the USA, and she told me it would be just fine. (^_^) AMEN!

I just have to call the Danish Embassy in NYC and tell them to go ahead and send the paperwork over to DK for approval. (They are closed today, so that will have to happen tomorrow.)

Just to recap, I have approval to file the paperwork with a USA sending/sponsoring church. We still have to wait for the official review and, Lord willing, approval of the paperwork before we can move over. Please keep on praying about this. I do understand that things can still go wrong.

Also please be in prayer for us a house around Aalborg, DK. The one that we were working toward buying looks to have sold. While we were disappointed in this, we want God's will in a house more than we want any particular house.

Thank you for all you have done on our behalf. May God continue to bless and use you!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Furlough update!

We are fast approaching our end of furlough! It seems like we just got back in the States.  :) 

We found out last week that we have to apply in person for our paperwork. At first we thought we would have to up to New York!  But after I did some checking I found out that we can go to Huston instead. We will be in Texas at the end of this week anyway. So we made an appointment at the embassy for next Tuesday at noon! I love how The Lord worked that out!   I was teasing Marty and said that I should get a cut of the money I saved us!  ;) 

It has been busy while we have been back, but us has been great! I have to confess that I have missed the slower paced life in the mission field. We are ready to get back on the field, and get to work!

Lord willing we will be in Denmark at the beginning of July! We have three more months left, and I know they will go by fast!