I have found an internet cafe again as we could really use some prayer. I know that many of you are up when I am and others maybe checking their computers...so please pray!!
This morning we were at the Embassy at 9:00AM for our appointment. As far as I knew we were all ready. BUT we do not have several of the papers that we need, and we were not aware that we needed them. They MUST be signed by Dw. I asked if I could just sign them with a power of attorney. No. We also must have copies of our Income Tax Return. I asked many questions and felt very overwhelmed by the whole thing. The girl was very nice who helped me, but it is clear, there are no exceptions made.
A friend said that when she was praying she kept sensing the Lord saying "immigration". She told me this before we left and I said, "No, I am certain we are all ready." I brought many more things than we needed, but still not the right forms. The Lord had been warning, but we had no clue. We prayed that He would show us all we needed, but we missed it all somehow.
The kids VISAs cannot be issued until all these papers are here. Dw has to get up and head to get the right papers and sent FedEx. We know that Fed Ex has taken at least 5 days before. We need prayer = please!!!
I walked out and tears started falling. At that moment my cell rang and it was my precious baby girl Abigail and her hubby Skyping me. They had obviously been hearing the Lord to call right then because I needed to hear from someone who spoke English and loved me. she is our daughter but she is also my friend. Thank you Ab and Ry - I love you sooo much!
Abby did talk to Elizabeth and Elizabeth said on her own, "I love you Abby"...so sweet.
Dw knows none of this yet VISA stuff. It is more important for him to sleep right now, he will have plenty to do when he wakes.
I have been fealing very homesick for him - what can I say, we are addicted to each other?? I am homesick for Liberty and Isaiah - I just need their snuggles. I know the Lord has a good plan in it all, I also know that this is NOT a surprise to Him - thank you Jesus! If we have to stay longer, then there is a reason, but if not - I want to go home!!
Please pray that God will expedite everything!! I just finished a cup of African Coffee at the little shop we found in downtown Kampala. It is as close to Starbucks as we can find -and there were Christmas songs playing in the background, it is hard not to cry, missing Whitey, the kids, the season.
Thank you friends - I look forward to the day when you can just follow our journey, without all the prayers needed, of course, I realize that right after Christmas Tyler will deploy, so may be there will never be a time that we don't need prayer!! =)
Much love from Uganda - thank you in advance - God is on the Throne and He is always faithful - constantly working the night shift on our behalf....praise his name!! xo