Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Celebrate with us - We are at 82%

This past weekend we had two celebrations. One was the 4th of July which we enjoyed on American soil with our family and a church picnic, plus we watched the Capitol extravaganza on TV. But even better than that was receiving the news that we passed the 80% mark in our support raising! That means we can now start the application process for our visa for Spain.

Here is what part of that will involve. Our field office in Spain will send us a letter of invitation to work in Madrid. We understand that this letter will be from the National Church organization with which TEAM partners. Together with that invitation we will need to submit a police report and our marriage certificate translated into Spanish to Spain’s consulate in Washington DC. It will generally take two months or more from the time Spain’s Consulate receives our request for a visa till it is approved. Trust and pray with us that the remaining 18% of support will come in by the time our visa arrives.

Also on the 4th our church planting partners, Scott and Lorna Muha, flew out of the Miami airport for Madrid. We received word that they arrived safely and were even out apartment hunting today!

Right now our son Ben and his wife Hannah are in Taiwan. Ben will be there for a week and Hannah will stay for a month. They are helping out with camps and teaching English as a second language.

Heather is looking forward to a week off from her teaching job in South Korea at the end of this month.

Melissa is into her third week at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center.

4th of July Feast - Enjoying that corn!

Melissa and Amaris enjoying fishing

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