As you know we’ve been praying about our visa situation for quite a while, and up to this point nothing had opened up even though we had been looking, praying, and asking around. Anyways, a couple months ago I had asked my friends if there was a potential we could come under the foundation they work with — and then promptly forgot about it.
Turns out though, God hadn’t forgotten about it, and just as we were getting very concerned about what we were going to do about our visas my friend contacted me and he said, “I talked to the director and he said if I thought you should join to come up and sign the required paperwork!” Two days later found me on a plane up to Chiang Mai to sign the paperwork. We are officially getting work permits!
It was quite a scurry to get out of Bangkok and up to Chiang Mai but we made it in one piece. God truly blessed us with an amazing house that is out of the city and has a huge fenced in yard that backs up to a river. It’s amazing for the boys to be able to play outside in the grass and sunshine all day, and Maria and I really enjoy it as well.
The foundation we’re part of only requires me to work part-time so we’re still going to be doing medical work, and since our trip this month got cancelled by our move we’re hoping that once we get settled here in the new house to head down there sometime in April.
Thanks again for all your prayers, as you can probably imagine it’s been a pretty crazy last month, but we’re super excited to have work permits. It’s been our dream for years to have work permits and not have to worry about visas and leaving the country. It still seems unreal to have them!
God is good!