Monday, March 22, 2010

The Great Debaucle Continues

Today Edward went to the U.S. Embassy in Accra to attend Mercy's visa appointment. Instead of getting the long awaited good news, we received word that Homeland Security had not sent over our original paperwork (which should have been done months ago). In fact, from what I'm told the Embassy should not have even given us an appointment because of the missing paperwork. I'm not even sad about all of this...I am MAD!

I've done everything I could this afternoon to bring this matter to a quick resolve. I've e-mailed the Embassy asking for clarification on what is needed (so I am getting the real story first hand). I've e-mailed USCIS in Accra. I've e-mailed USCIS in St. Paul. I've talked to our senator's office who has contacted USCIS headquarters in Washington DC.

There is an opportunity that has arisen that makes the quick resolution of this problem very important. It would be a huge financial burden lifted. I can't share details yet, but please pray this is fixed now. We really need to get that visa THIS week and there is still hope that it will happen.

Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God so that you
can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
Ephesians 6:10-11

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Praying for you and your family Steph!

Sean and Lisa said...

Holy smokes! This is just a ride that never ends....
My dear Stephanie, you have a resolve of steel and you totally amaze me!
Know that your bloggy buddies continue to pound Heaven's doors asking for this ride to end and sweet Mercy to be home!Praying!!
Much love!

whenpigsfly said...

Praying for mercy.praying for you AND Mercy..........
"not by might, not by pwoer, but by MY SPRIT says the Lord!" praying that God move mightily for you!
Linda

Laurie said...

Oh My............ praying.

Annie said...

Yes; nearly impossible to believe.
I am praying for you.

Lena Wright said...

praying.

Me said...

Praying for you and this situation.

Lila

Shonni said...

So sorry and praying for this.

CG said...

Oh Stephanie, How heartbreaking! Praying!

Brandy and Troy said...

You can reach the National Visa center by phone @ 603-334-0700. Have you case # ready. I talked to a live person there!! They are the ones responsible for forwarding your information to the embassy in Ghana. Praying!!

The Gang's Momma! said...

What a story you have to tell Miss Mercy when she is finally home and growing in the Lord. I'm sorry for the heartbreak and frustration along the way, though. Praying, praying!

mlg said...

Hang in there-praying for you!

Annie said...

Praying....oh, dear.....you are a brave one!

心神上感應 said...

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................