Team Honduras

Thursday, August 2, 2012

We Celebrate our 200th Posting

Wow! It is so hard to think that we have blogged 200 posts not including emails and newsletter updates. God has been so good to us as we have been on this journey now for 2 1/2 years not counting the year that we lived in Florida for training. What better way to celebrate our 200th post than by announcing that we are ..........Officially Honduran Residents. Praise the Lord. We do not have to keep renewing our visa here and we dont have to worry about leaving every 90 days like some of our fellow missionary friends. We want to tell you a little bit about our residency journey. 

Well, it all started in Costa Rica as we tried to order and gather all the papers needed to complete our process. We then headed to Florida after language school and ran for a week collecting important documents, finger print records, pictures ect. We travelled to literally both ends of Florida in less than 3 days....we had to go to Tallahassee and then to Miami to the embassy.  All the while receiving new information on the papers and things needed to proceed.

We arrive in country in Honduras......started the process again as they needed different papers. We headed to this bank and paid this fee then to this police station to have more back ground checks. We have Micah and wait for his birth certificate and the learn that we must change his name to reflect my maiden name. However, praise the Lord we had all papers in hand and headed off this morning to San Pedro Sula.

We get inside and show the gentleman our paid receipts and all of our papers he nicely smiles and says....."we can not help you here".......(that jaw dropping moment) and continues you will need to go to the capital which is a good 5 hours away from here probably 6 from where we were standing at that moment.  I begin to explain that we have a childrens home here and it would be very hard to get there since all 5 of our family have to be present.  I looked at him and kindly asked if I could speak to the manager and he happily led the way.  We explained our situation and each of us prayed that the Lord would touch her heart to help us. Her assistant came back in and said that he would complete the paperwork because we had already started the process before they made this new rule.  Thank you Lord.....Mark began to pray right away and say thanks at how God had helped us out of having to leave the kids and travel to finish this process.

We walked out with our temperary papers and are now Honduran residents.


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations!! So glad God allowed this to work our for you!