I am breathing a HUGE sigh of relief this morning. We don't have everything in our hands yet to be able to leave for Bolivia, but we are a whole lot further than we were 2 days ago!
We are waiting for our flight information from the school in La Paz, then I will overnight all of the paperwork (so far) to our friend - Jay - (Did I tell y'all what a TOTAL BLESSING he is being to us?!?!?) and he will courier our items to the US State Department in Washington, D.C. Then he will proceed to the Bolivian Consulate and deliver ALL of the necessary paperwork and money orders and the Consulate General will send our temporary Visa back to us after two days. So, by the end of next week, we should have IN HAND the documents we need to leave the US and enter La Paz, Bolivia!!!
Of course, as soon as we arrive we have to start the process to obtain a 1-year Visa so that we can return for the Christmas break. It takes quite a while to jump through all of the hoops required to get that done, but there is a Lady at Highlands who physically walks us through each step of that process, for which I am SO relieved!
So, folks it looks like pretty easy sailing from this point on.....let's keep praying, though, you all know "who" does NOT want us to get to Bolivia and preach the Good News to the children and he will do anything possible to thwart our plans. The battle has just begun!
Ephesians 6:10-12 ~ English Standard Version (ESV) ~ The Whole Armor of God
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
AMEN and AMEN!!!!!