We shared in our October update that Christ For The Nations had submitted visa petitions to the US Immigration Department in order to get preapproval of our work permits so we could obtain our R1 Religious worker visas to be employed at the Bible College in January 2016.
These visas usually take 4 – 6 months to be processed and we chose to pay an expediting fee to make this quicker. Even with the fee paid, previous approvals have taken one or two months and several have taken longer.
We submitted the paperwork and prayed that God would speed up the process to allow us to return for the start of the Spring Semester.
Julie’s approval came back in 6 days from sending the forms off and Mark’s came back in 10 days, so we are approved to start our roles as Assistant Directors of the Missions Major at CFNI from 28th December. We are excited by this opportunity to reproduce ourselves as we train and equip 3rd year students to go to the nations of the world to serve as we have served on 3 continents for the past 12 years.
We fly back to the UK on 3rd December to spend 3 weeks with family and friends, pack 2 suitcases and then return to the US on 28th December for the next adventure with God!