What a rush.
We’ve gone from not knowing the exact date that we should leave…to getting word the NGO (non-Government Organization) had been created and we need to get working on our work visa. Oh wow…work visa? That means we need to figure out a date! YIKES! This is becoming very real!!
We received word from Marc on September 8 that we need to start working on this work visa. The NGO was created and it was “go time” for the Nafzigers! “No problem,” you might say, “just fill out the paperwork.” Uh, yes….partly.
Fortunately for us, Marc sent along a sample work visa to help know how to fill in the blanks. He’s working with an attorney on that end (within Kenya) to confirm that we have everything we need before filing the paperwork. College diploma, marriage certificate, visa pictures, letters, and pages to complete. But, most of all: A4. What is A4?
The U.S. uses a few sizes of paper: letter (8.5 x 11), legal (8.5 x 14), and tabloid (11 x 17). Visits to several copy centers proved that, in our area, there is no A4 paper. A4 dimensions are 8.267 inches x 11.692 inches. Ya, a little different. Our initial thoughts were to purchase a ream (500 sheets) from Amazon…but we really didn’t know what we’d do with that many pages; all we needed were, max, 20 sheets.
In the end, after much running, Marc said he’d print things there as we can get around much mailing if he’d just print.
I did my best to get the first draft to Marc within a week. We went a little long, but it was in the attorney’s hands…and we wait…
September 30, 2014 – word from Marc is that the attorney took two minutes to review it. It was exactly what was needed. So…all documents loaded to Dropbox and the work visa is on it’s way…officially!
Time to pray. We welcome your prayers!! Please pray with us that we are given favor with the officials, that we are supernaturally bumped to the front of the line, and that everything is beyond what they’d need or expect!
We’ve been told we have plenty of time. But the wait is what can drive you mad.
Oh…so you ask about our departure date? Ya, that was a HUGE one to tackle! One of Marc’s notes to us said to purchase tickets ASAP! Wow…thousands of dollars paid NOW! This means we are truly GOING!
After much debate, wrestling with dates, calls and emails with Marc and Charlton (both in Kenya), we decided on our date:
January 26, 2015 at 2:05PM out of Seattle, WA
We did it! Tickets purchased! Here’s where a miracle has occurred. Our tickets, for the entire family, are CHEAPER than our tickets when only Bekah, Owen, and I went in May! Yes, CHEAPER for the entire family!! Praise God!
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May the Lord bless you.