I am glad that there is more going on in my life than I have written on this blog. Otherwise it would be a dull life indeed! A friend mentioned to me the other day that some of my Brazil information needed to be updated, and when I checked I was shocked to see that my last post was almost 9 months ago!
The last time I wrote, I mentioned 3 main things that remain for me to be able to move to Brazil, and asked for prayer concerning all 3. Here is an update on those:
- Obtain Long-Term Visa: I have begun the visa application process, and am not anticipating any problems. I have collected all the paperwork that is required, and I should have an interview with the Brazilian Consulate in Atlanta within a month or so.
- Pay Off Debt: After what seems like an eternity, I am excited to share that I have finally been able to pay off the business loans! From the very beginning of my decision to move to Brazil, this has been the primary obstacle in my mind, and God has been faithful to provide in his timing! Having the weight of this burden finally lifted has been incredibly freeing and encouraging, and I am thankful to God for his provision in his timing.
- Fundraising: Now that the primary obstacle is out of the way, I am starting to focus much more of my time and energy on the remainder of the fundraising. With only about 30% left to go, I am hoping that all of my funding will be in place by the middle of next year.
Now that the “logjam” has finally started to clear, I hope to write more frequently about Brazil and my progress towards moving there. As always, thank you to those of you who have been praying for all of this. God has been steadily working in both my life and in the logistics, and all of it is coming together in his timing. I am thankful for the past few years of preparation, and am looking forward to what lies ahead in Brazil.