Tuesday, December 15, 2009

So Close I Can Taste It

I received the following e-mail today regarding our I-600 approval:
Case approved! The notice is in the mail to you and on its way to the National Visa Center. It can take about 5 days for the approval notice to get to the NVC and then 24-48 hours for it to be uploaded into the system. They will then schedule an interview in Accra. Please let me know if you do not hear from the NVC in this time frame.

"Approved" is just about the nicest word I could hear. We are soooooooooooo close.

I was told we have the death letter for Mercy's father (although I haven't seen a copy), but she still doesn't have her passport. They actually ran out of passport books to print them on, which seems so "Haiti" to me.

Airline tickets are crazy high right now because of the holidays. I hate the thought of getting the OK and then not having the money to buy the tickets, but as a friend reminded me, God has already gone ahead of me and made the way for it to happen. I don't know how, but He does, and that is what I am counting on.

Keep praying! Lord willing, I believe it won't be long now!

10 comments:

Bill and Christina said...

So very excited for you!

Kathy Eden said...

Praising God with you for this good news! And I know it's hard not to, but don't sweat the ticket prices. Tickets to Haiti were over $1000 when I needed to go at the spur of the moment for Shakira's foot injury. God provided it all within 12 hours!

A. Gillispie said...

Yee-haw!!!!! I am *SO* happy for you!!!!!! Come on passport books!

Laurie said...

Running out of passport books really does sound like "Haiti". You are so close......... I'll pray the funds required will appear.

Congratulations

Sean and Lisa said...

AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! So excited to hear you are getting closer and closer to having Mercy HOME!!!

I can't even imagine what you are feeling right now!

Praying for the remaining funds and for God to work in marvelous, mysterious, miraculous ways (like He hasn't already, huh?!)to bring this process to a close and your life together to a beautiful beginning.

Leslie said...

That's so exciting!! I'm praying for you!

God's Grace said...

Oh this is so exciting! Relax...yeah right! But God already is there and has it all worked out...

Greg's Wife said...

I will keep praying. I can't WAIT to watch Him finish this story!

Chapter Two Manmi said...

Praise God! I'm so excited for you. I agree with the last commenter, it will be great to watch Him finish this story!

Padilla Fam said...

soooo darn happy for you - keep up the great attitude and we're sending up prayers!!!