Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thank-You

The final piece of our paperwork has *finally* arrived in ET. I just wanted to post a quick thank-you to everyone for praying this last piece into place. If you don't know the full story, here is the short version. The United States embassy in Ethiopia which will issue a visa for Benaiah to come home had incorrect information that our orphan petition had expired. We had this corrected in September. Then just this month, they alerted us that our "fingerprints" had expired (This is a funny term they use to refer to a criminal background check that accompanies a fingerprint scan). In fact, our fingerprints don't "expire" until December. Last week, I had the correct information re-transmitted to Ethiopia, and today, got the confirmation that the fingerprints and orphan petition have indeed not expired.

Some of you know this was a very frustrating week trying to 1. Find out what to do, 2. Get it done, and 3. Get confirmation that it was done. I know that the prayers of many have helped to make this happen and we thank you. Now we are off to enjoy the fair!

10 comments:

HeatherV said...

Yeah. Glad it all got worked out. Enjoy packing

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! Glad it all worked out! Have a wonderful and safe trip and we'll see you when you get back!

Enjoy the fair as well! Zach is going this afternoon w/ my aunt & uncle.

Terri

Sherry said...

Yeah!!! What an answer to prayer! God is never a day late! :)))

Blessings - Sherry Semlow

Steve and Anna said...

YEAH!!! I have been praying and am so glad it is all sorted out. We will be praying for you during your trip!!!

the Steiger's said...

Praise the LORD!!!
I am sure this had to be a very stressfull week for you. We have been praying for your family and I am so glad you have the green light to go now.
love, Lenka

Rob & Candy said...

Great news!! Praise the Lord
Have a great time at the fair.

beBOLDjen said...

Whew what a load off. So glad you're good to go! Now Go and get that handsome baby boy of yours already!

Have a blast at the fair and eat some Kettle Corn for me. And maybe a fried Snickers or two :)))

Scott said...

Congrats the final hurdle has been cleared, now go change someone's life forever! We are so excited for you guys.

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

Susan! We are sooo glad to hear this! Oh, and the new picture of your boy with his head shaved....he and Caleb could practically be twins!!!

Jori said...

Best news so far this week!!! Can't wait for next weeks news and posts though!!!!
love, jori