The email we were waiting for…has arrived!


Hard to believe that a month has passed since we arrived in Cairns, Australia, to begin the orientation process with Mission Aviation Fellowship.

One of the key pieces to this journey has been obtaining the work permits and entry permits so that we can enter Papua New Guinea (PNG) in a proper manner.   We have been working on gathering documents and submitting them since June.

On Friday evening we received the email we had been waiting for!  “The entry permit approvals have been sent to the consulate in Cairns!”  The last step in the process is to take our passports to the consulate and have them place the Visas in the passports.  Lord willing we will be all set paperwork wise by Tuesday the 12th of September!

Cairns Support Office

So..what’s next?  We will finish our mission orientation here in Cairns on Friday, September 15th, and then be looking at the flight / logistics to get ourselves to Mt. Hagen, in the Highlands of PNG.

We’ll keep you posted – but did want to get this praise out to you!  God is so very good!  Everything in His timing! Thanks so much for your continued prayers and partnership!

Took a quick walk through the Mangrove trees at the airport. Look out for the Crocs!!!

Prayer Requests:

  • Successful completion of the orientation time and wrap-up here in Cairns.
  • Political situation in Papua New Guinea
  • Personnel transitions in PNG.  There are several new arrivals to the team.  Praising God for the provisionment, but recognizing that there are certain stresses on the current team as us “newbies” arrive.

Todd and Connie Lou

17 thoughts on “The email we were waiting for…has arrived!”

  1. Praise the Lord for answering and that everything so far is going according to God’s plan for this next chapter in your lives as you continue to serve the Lord. Excited for you both & thank you for keeping us updated👏👍😍

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    1. Hi Sandy and Doug!
      Thank you for following and praying for us! We do so appreciate you two and your love and care for us over the years! We are very excited to get started on this new adventure! Your prayers over the coming days and weeks are much appreciated as we get up there and get settled and move forward!

      Connie Lou
      for Todd too!

    1. Thank you Joanne!
      Thank you so much for the prayers as we make this transition! It will be quite a change from a Mega City – to the Highlands, but we are so looking forward to what God has for us in this beautiful country!

      Connie Lou
      for Todd too!

    1. Thank you Paula and Rick!

      We have so appreciated your prayers over the years and all your love that you have poured out on us in so many ways!!!!

      Hugging you with our prayers!
      Connie Lou
      for Todd too!

  2. Praise our LORD!!!!!  Blessings to you both!!!!! Patty I. Clark

    From: Todd & Connie Lou…from Papua New Guinea…to you! To: pattyiclark@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, September 9, 2017 5:47 PM Subject: [New post] The email we were waiting for…has arrived! #yiv0649386105 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv0649386105 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv0649386105 a.yiv0649386105primaryactionlink:link, #yiv0649386105 a.yiv0649386105primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv0649386105 a.yiv0649386105primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv0649386105 a.yiv0649386105primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv0649386105 WordPress.com | Todd Aebischer posted: “Hard to believe that a month has passed since we arrived in Cairns, Australia, to begin the orientation process with Mission Aviation Fellowship.One of the key pieces to this journey has been obtaining the work permits and entry permits so that we can” | |

    1. Hi Patty!

      Thank you for following us and for your prayers and love as we make this next transition. We are so thankful to be working with this great organization! We had an amazing time of fellowship with close to 100 MAF people as they welcomed all of us “newbies” in!

      Feeling blessed!
      Connie Lou
      for Todd too!

    1. Thanks Mom and Dad!

      He is a keeper! 🙂 Thanks for the love and for the nice visit on the phone today! Those are not going to be as easy or cheap as they have been once we get to PNG so we will enjoy every phone call we can get!
      Connie Lou
      for Todd too!

    1. Hi Beth,

      Thank you for the comment and for the many prayers! We do so appreciate having family who love us and follow and pray! We really can’t do this without that prayer support from back home!
      Sure do appreciate you!
      Connie Lou
      for Todd too!

  3. PTL! You are on your way! You will enjoy the Highlands – our kids sure did for the time they were there. We may have to come and visit you! After all – I have never seen the George Rench Memorial Wing!

  4. PLEASE…stay safe! So happy God continues to work in your favor; He sees your heart and has led you back into the aviation world you love. God bless and prayers are sent your way.

  5. Praise the Lord! Doesn’t that confirm that you are in the center of God’s will? You can’t go wrong by obeying Him. Love you guys.

  6. Thank you for keeping us posted. Praise the Lord for answered prayer. Continuing to pray for you. Blessings, Marzella

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