As we finish up our first week Down Under, our heads are full with all the information that has been given to us in the meetings with various leaders and department heads.
We are thankful for jet-lag that has helped us to wake early in the mornings so that we can get a lot more reading done before we head to the MAF Cairns Office for each day’s meetings.
On Monday we met our colleagues VP and Nirmala on our trip to visit the Mareeba site. We are so excited to be working with them in this capacity.
We have a nice apartment in a complex owned jointly by MAF and SIL missions. It is located just north of Cairns by a few miles. We are doing training here while we await the finalization of our entry permits and visas. It is a 3-step process. 1) Work permit, 2) Entry Permit, 3) Visa.
- Our Work permit was granted last week (we had applied in June) and we immediately made application for the Entry Permit.
- Connie’s passport was getting low on pages so we also had to apply for a new passport through the embassy in Sydney, and it should be back the last week of August.
- Also for the finalization of the Visas / Entry Permit process.
- We start language school on Monday and this last through about the 3rd week of September.
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer! We know that God hears and answers your prayers and we so appreciate your willingness to lift us and this new ministry in which He has placed us to the Father.
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2 thoughts on “Update from Down Under – Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings!”
My Dear Connie & Todd. I just read all the way through this new message, and it’s a WOWEEEE!!! I am so excited and proud of your new travel plan from the Lord. I’ve known MAF since 1943 so that makes me all the more excited for where you will be and what you will be doing. For those who peak and read the comments, I am your adopted Grandma, Connie and that makes me so happy. So I send you both much love and prayers, Grandma Irene XOXO
Grandma Irene, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continued encouragement and prayers. We so appreciate your kindness and always taking the time to read and respond. Have a very blessed rest of your summer!!! Todd