Thursday, May 24, 2007

It has been good to be in Cotonou and away from our home for a few days. I did not realize how much we needed to change the scenery and the pace of what we have been doing. It has been good to eat at restaurants and just BE somewhere else. We drove into town looking like the Hillbillies with so much furniture and household goods on top of the car. Everytime we drop off something, Randy and I feel some amount of relief and that is a great feeling.

We are literally working daily to figure out this fingerprint thing
It is so frustrating but as long as we are working on something we feel like we are making progress.

We received an email today from the FBI today in West Virginia that our names have not yet been received into the system. They either are not there or they have not yet been opened. We are in communication with every contact (and our contacts are growing) that we have to discern what to do next.

We spoke with the consular at the US Embassy this morning in Benin and she was very encouraging. She offered us some counsel and said we could come tomorrow to discuss further Lael's visa. We are going to review all of our documents with her and make certain there is nothing remaining that needs attention while we are waiting for the clearance.

Thank you for your prayers. We trust God is working out the details!

1 comment:

Don Box said...

My brothers and sisters, you will have many kinds of trouble. But this gives you a reason to be very happy. You know that when your faith is tested, you learn to be patient in suffering. If you let that patience work in you, the end result will be good……be patient; the Lord will come. So be patient until that time…and we say that those who accepted their troubles with patience now have God’s blessing. [James 1:2-4; 5:7-11 (ERV)]