Our initial visa appointment was not successful. We weren’t denied a visa, rather we were informed we were applying for the wrong visa. So…. back to the drawing board.
After a lot of prayer, work, and consultation with our attorney and ministry, we (re)landed on the decision to apply for a student visa. Our new visa appointment is scheduled for THIS Wednesday, October 31 at 10:00 am Central Time. The consulate requires 10 days to process the visa, so we rebooked our flights for November 13.
For a number of reasons, we really need this visa appointment to go well and to lead to visas for both John and I. We are asking God for wisdom and discernment during our interviews, for favor with the consulate officers, for God’s complete control and authority over this meeting and process, and for visas so we can leave on November 13.
We believe the prayers of God’s people are powerful and are asking all of you to join us in seeking God on our behalf.
With Hope and Love,
John and Amy Patton
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