Dear Praying Friends,
Soon after arriving back in Paraguay, we were informed by the United States Embassy that Samuel needs to have a special “Permission to Travel” (re-entry permit) document in order to remain outside of the U.S.A. for longer than six months or he risks losing his green card (permanent resident visa). The U.S. Embassy in Paraguay told us that there is nothing they can do, because we must be on U.S.A. soil to apply for it, after which Samuel will be called to the nearest immigrations office there in that State to be interviewed and fingerprinted before being issued the needed document for him to be able to work with New Tribes Mission for a full term in Paraguay without the risk of losing his green card (permanent resident visa).
After much prayer, we decided to make an emergency trip back to Florida in June with round trip tickets for four weeks and began praying for the documents process to go quickly in order to get it all done in that time frame. Needless to say, we are concerned about the timing and expense of this trip! But we know that God is in control and so we decided to step forward in faith, trusting that this is His will for us right now and taking courage in knowing that the Lord Himself is going before us and is always with us.
Many of you have been praying for us concerning this necessary quick trip back to the United States, God’s provision for expenses and that the U.S.A. Immigration Officers will issue the needed document quickly so that we can continue serving our Lord where he has placed in Paraguay. Thank you very much for Praying!
We traveled back to the U.S.A. on June 10th and immediately applied for Samuel’s needed “Permission to Travel” (re-entry permit) document. We were informed that it would take approximately 10 days for the receipt to arrive in the mail and then another 30 days for him to receive his appointment for biometrics in the mail.
Once again with heavy hearts we began to pray.
Again our awesome Heavenly Father has worked a miracle for us. The receipt arrived in less than a week and the appointment notice for Samuel to appear at the nearest USCIS office for biometrics services arrived in the mail only 4 days later! Praise The Lord!!
Samuel’s appointment to be fingerprinted is for July 2nd and then he returns to Paraguay on July 8th. Nathan and Tracy get to stay a bit longer with our daughters and Grandbabies and will return to Paraguay on August 2nd.
Thank you very much for your help and prayers!
Following are some Praise & Prayer items:
Recalde Praise & Prayer
Praise that our van is finally out of customs!
Praise that our crate arrived safely from the U.S.A. and nothing was stolen out of it.
Praise for the group of students that came from the Texas based Rio Grande Bible Institute to do a work project out at the Indian Colony.
We are thankful for the rain in Paraguay after a long drought.
Praising God for the miracles and answers to prayer!
Protection and safety.
Health and strength in the midst of many germs and many activities and travels.
Our emergency trip to the U.S.A.
That there will be no financial emergencies
Safe return trip to Paraguay
That there will be no travel delays.
Please continue to pray for our children and their spiritual growth in Him.
It is our privilege to be working together with you to reach the unreached for Christ
Serving Christ in Paraguay,
Samuel, Tracy & family