Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What an Honor!!!

I have the honor and privilege on Wednesday, February 27th, to preach at my home church - First Baptist Church of Bossier City.

I was member there from 1979 to 1990. I am where I am today because of the godly influence that many people from that church had on my life. Ultimately, I give God all the glory because of what he was able to do through those people and what He has accomplished through me.

If you are in the area, I would love to see you there. The service starts at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Not Much has Happened

Well, it's Saturday afternoon, I've checked the mail, and I am still waiting. I was told that something should happen in 4-5 business days. I guess, this is the 4th day, but not a business day.

I did get some good news in that I should be able to take my 'civics' test and oath all on one day. What day that is, I should find out early next week some time.

I would ask you to continue to pray for Jody as she is handling things ok, but there are several things that has dealt with that I usually take care of. First, our internet service was down until Tuesday. We've got painters at the house. The water started to back up into the house. The lawn mower is not working - its summertime in South Africa.

So, I am ready to go home and be home and take care of the stuff that I need to take care of.

Thanks for your continued prayers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

They have my fingerprints

I went to my appointment in Dallas today to have my fingerprints taken. Boy, was that fun. I drove 2 hours to only be finished in 20 minutes. I walked in the door at 11 am, filled out a form, waited for 10 minutes, got my prints taken and processed, filled out a 'customer service' form and walked out at 11:20. Can't beat that, if only the whole process would be that efficient.

Now, I just have to wait for the mail to tell me when I need to come back to take the test. I am not sure if I will take the test and then have to come back to take the oath or if they do it all in the same day. Just continue to pray that this process will not keep me here much longer. It is not much fun without my family here. I don't have Jody here to protect me from my mother-in-law!

I will keep you informed as I find out. Again, thanks for your prayers.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Back in the USA

Unbelieveable!!! I am a back in America. "I" is Dennis.

Less than a month back on the field, I get notification from Immigration that my appointment for fingerprints and the FBI is set for 19 February. So, through several days of scurrying around, email, telephone conversations with the Legal Department of the IMB (for which I a thankful), I arrived in Shreveport at noon on Sunday.

I will travel to Dallas on Tuesday morning and hopefully receive notification on Friday or next Monday for a Test and Oath ceremony appointment in a couple of days. After that, comes expedited service for a US Passport. I am here through 5 March which hopefully is a large enough window to get everything accomplished. The IMB has been in contact with my Representative's office and Immigration trying to get everything expedited.

I would ask you to pray for Jody as she is by herself with all the children in Mmabatho.
Pray for this process that it would be quicker than we are expecting and I can get home sooner than planned. It would cost me to change my ticket, but it would be worth it to get back sooner. It's not as fun to be here by yourself without your family.

I do praise the Lord that we found a ticket that was as cheap as any ticket I found online and that I purchased 24 hours before my trip. It was a non-stop trip from Jo-burg to Atlanta to Shreveport - about 25 hours. It was incomparable to our 35 hour trip a month ago through Frankfurt.

I will keep you posted to my progress. Again, thanks for all your prayers.