Day 12. Borders.
God’s family transcends borders, nationalities, races, classes, continents and generations. Yet, governments are real and, as a result, the journey to Passion 07 is a bit more complex for our International friends. Here’s the latest:
Rodrigo has a hearing in Brazil on December 20 and is still hoping.
so far, 5 Brazilians have requested visas… 2 have been approved.
An *******(East Asian) national received a visa yesterday. Huge miracle!
All South Africans received visas!
1 from Kenya was denied.
Of 50 Koreans, 48 visas were approved.
4 Romanians were denied this week. Other Romanians have visas and are coming.
Others receiving visas…3 Ukrainians, 1 Malaysian, 2 Filipinos, 1 Estonian, 1 Argentinean.
Of 18 Mexicans there were 15 visas approved.
All 13 from Slovakia were approved.
4 from Botswana were granted.
Thankfully, Puerto Rico, the UK, Ireland, Australia, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and others have visa waiver programs with the US or require no visas!
The brother of one of our Passion Staff/Team had his visa denied yesterday.
Others with upcoming appointments:
1 Filipino (12/19)
1 from Kazakhstan (12/20)
2 ******* nationals.
1 in India
2 in Nigeria
1 in Kenya.
Father we believe today that You have the entire world in Your hands. The nations are like a drop in a bucket to You. You open doors and close them, so we trust our friends to Your purposes, knowing that no plan of Yours can be thwarted. We would wish an early Christmas present to these and the honor of worshipping beside them in Atlanta. For Jesus fame in the whole earth, Amen.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.” Psalm 67:1-2