The tide has turned!
Во вторник заберу справку и постараюсь сразу отправить. (Tuesday I'll pick up the background checks and try to mail them immediately.) With those words the tide turned, and the long pause in our document process ended.
Our Spanish invitations were finally issued the first week of February, but by that time our original Russian background checks had expired, forcing us to wait once more. But the time of waiting is over! Today, the Spanish invitations arrived at our door, along with the translated Russian background checks. Monday, March 5th, we leave for Houston and our Spanish embassy appointment on the 6th. Please pray that all goes smoothly, and that our documents are accepted. Prayerfully, we will receive our visas within a month, and we will be on our way to Spain.
Long awaited documents for visa.
As of today, we are over 97% on our monthly pledges, or just $215.22 short of our goal. If you have been considering picking us up in monthly support for any amount, the time is now! Your pledge could be the one that gets us to 100% in monthly support, allowing us to go to our new field fully funded. If you aren't comfortable making a monthly pledge, but would like to help us reach the finish line, all cash will now be converted to monthly pledges, as we are over 100% in cash. For example: $1200 equals a $25/month pledge over four years, $2400 equals a $50/month pledge, $4800 equals a $100/month pledge, etc. Thank you so much for prayerfully considering our need, and to those who faithfully give and pray for our ministry, we can't thank you enough. If there is ever something we can do to help you, or a special need to pray for, please don't hesitate to let us know.