Monday, June 11, 2007



We received an email tonight from the FBI office that our fingerprints have been cleared!! That news was copied to the U.S. Immigration office in Ghana which is overseeing our case. We’ll be working on plans on Tuesday that give us a better idea of our exact departure date. We’re hoping it will be around the 20th or 22nd, but still too early to tell!

Today was the day we departed our house. Too many emotions right now to put into words the tears we shed with our dearest friends. And we have a thousand pictures documenting the day, so get ready!! We also enjoyed a rich time of communion and fellowship with our church leaders who presented us with a beautiful gift. We’ll hopefully get pictures up tomorrow. We left our house about 4:30p and arrived into Cotonou almost 8:30p!! With a bunch of kids, that ain’t easy! We are wiped out!! But it feels great to know what a unique blessing today was. Thank you Lord!!

Pray for Kelly as she is down with a sinus infection, or a really bad head cold. These last couple of days with our visitors are precious, so pray that God will give her strength as she rests tonight!

More pictures tomorrow but I wanted to get the good news out there! Thank you for each and every one of you who prayed for a speedy fingerprint clearance!!!



Kendra said...

Oh, that one gave me shivers up my spine!!! Praise God for guick FBI clearance. I'll be praying for Kelly to wake up much better than when she went to bed . . .I'd probably have a head cold or sinus infection too with all the crying that's been done in the past few days there. Love you guys!!! Come home QUICK!!

Cheryl said...

I was just praying for the fingerprints...and then opened this post! Praise the Lord.
My heart is so with you right now. As you go through emotions that probably can't be expressed in words. I am so thankful for these precious ones God has sent to accompany you in this "closure" journey.
Praying for Kelly's healing...and for endurance and strength for you both.

Brooks Inc. said...

CAn hardly compose myself enough to send out an email telling people htis news! SO Excited!

Love you guys- Prayign Kelly feels better quickly!


songbirdintl said...

Praise God!!!! This is the news we've been waiting for!! Thank you Lord for your Faithfulness! I pray that Kelly feels better today and that God will clear out her sinuses. I'm praying that God wraps his arms around you guys as you transition. I am SO thankful that the church leaders are there to literally walk with you through this time.

Valerie said...

I'm so excited for yall! I can't wait for the whole family to hang out when yall get back!

Missionary's Missionary said...

Congratulations!!! Suzy said to try a zillion time when calling...haven't quite gotten to a zillion tries yet, but so far haven't reached you. Sometimes I get an operator speaking French and then she repeats what she has said in French in another language. In case I never get you by phone, I just want you to know you are ALL in my prayers and I send my love to you all. The stories in your blog have been thrilling to read and want you to know how blessed we all are to read these accounts. The Lord bless you and keep you.
Love's Prayers...Dottie

JudyV said...

Glory hallelujah!!! I can't tell you how many times I check and then here it is!!!! Praise God!

Sleep good, Kelly, knowing that. We will continue to pray for everything to go quickly and of course for Kelly feeling much better.

Looking forward to the pictures.

Love you all,

Chapman 6 said...

Awesome, just got off the phone with sam and he gave me the news before I checked the blog.
We are so excited to see you. Just a few weeks away.

Love you guys


daughteroftheking said...

praise the Lord! We'll be praying for the rest of the paperwork to go quickly.