Friday, January 30, 2015

Visa Update

Celebrate with us!  On Tuesday we learned that YWAM England and Wales had their visa license restored!  We are back in the ‘A’ Grade category and able to issues visa sponsorship certificates again.  A massive thanks for the prayers and encouragements that we have received.  The gates are open again for the nations to come, serve in this needy nation, be trained and go back into the nations. The official communication can be found by clicking here.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Brief News Update January 23rd 2015

We have been very encouraged by the support we have received regarding our visa challenges.  This has included MPs, senior Christian leaders and many, many people both in the UK and abroad.  Our letter in response to the issues they raised has been very carefully written and is now with them for their consideration.

We have begun four training programmes this term: Term 2 of the SBS (24 students); English for Missions (EFM) English Language training with 14 students; Bible Core Course with 7 students; and a small arts seminar.  Most of the EFM students want to stay on with us for further training to prepare them for the mission field but everyone of them is dependent on receiving a visa.

Elisa continues to settle in well after returning from her DTS, and we are thrilled that she has been accepted for a post working with a Care Company called Skills for Living.  She begins as soon as her paperwork has been processed.  She is also considering her longer-term future.

We are enjoying more theological and philosophical discussions as a family as Jonathan engages with his college philosophy and sociology classes.  This is lots of fun and we are enjoying this very much.