As many of you know, the journey for my visa has been a tense one. I received my papers from Asia later than expected. This caused me to not be able to actually apply for my visa until one week before my scheduled departure. According to the consulate website, “it takes five working days or longer when the visa application obtained by mail/package, starting the date when we received the visa application”. With Wednesday being a holiday for them, that gave them four days to get it back in my hands, and only three days to process it.
This has been a great test of faith for me. Last week I told my mom, “It will take a miracle to get that visa in time. I am also fully expecting to get that visa in time.” This morning was a bit discouraging as I looked up the tracking number and noticed it hadn’t been shipped. I began to accept the fact that I would not likely be leaving Monday morning.
God is sovereign, all-knowing and never late. To my GREAT surprise, my visa arrived this morning. Thanks to all of you who were praying so hard for this miracle to happen. I depart Monday morning!
I imagine this is just the first of many miracles and demonstrations of God’s providence I am going to experience. Thank you for coming along on this journey with me.