We are proud to say that we are well on our way to receiving our religious work visas (please refer back to the May newsletter if you don’t remember the drama of this process). We traveled to Lima as a team this month to meet with a man that took us to Interpol and begin the paperwork necessary for the visas. He informed us that around six weeks from our visit we would need to return to Lima to finish the process for us and then begin the process for the girls. We are so thankful to the Lima team (that is still slowly arriving in the city) for their help in getting us in contact with Mirco (the Peruvian helping us).
Speaking of the Lima team, we enjoyed several days visiting with them. The Thompson family, supported by Fairlane Church in Shelbyville, TN, housed the team while there. It was refreshing to see peers our age doing the same work in Peru. We consider them our friends in the gospel and look forward to seeing what God will do through their work there in Lima.
Also, Greg and I went with Maggie to the U.S. Embassy. She is now officially a United States citizen. I posted her passport mug shot below. She will have dual citizenship until she is 18 and then has to choose her nationality. Though we hate to leave Arequipa and the work we have here, we felt good about our trip to Lima and felt that much was accomplished. Thanks again to all of you that have prayed for our visas. I hope to update you in our next newsletter with the news that we officially have our visas.