Good morning all!
On Monday, around 3:00 PM we finally received the applications from the lawyer in Cape Town we had been working with about our visas. We packed up and left home to head toward Washington D.C. as soon as we could. Most of our trips are always without incident, however this was not the case for this one! About 8 hours down the road, we were stuck with a flat tire at 1:00 AM in the morning. As I began to replace the flat tire with the spare, the jack broke (it folded like a taco) and our van came crashing down. With nowhere to go and no way to get there, I had to call the police. The officer then called a towing company that has roadside assistance service. As we were waiting along the side of the interstate, I had an opportunity to speak with the officer. I learned that he was a believer and we had a great time as we waited for almost two hours for the service truck. After the tire was fixed, the tow truck driver said the bill would be $100. The police officer generously offered to pay the bill! I was blown away and was very grateful for his generosity. As we got on our way, we started dealing with early morning DC traffic. We didn’t get in until about 6:30 AM. After some sleep, prayer, and a careful discussion with Ashley, we decided not to apply on Tuesday due to the fact that the Embassy doesn’t accept applications after noon and we didn’t want the consular to feel rushed or aggravated that we came in at the end of the allotted time. We are set to apply first thing on Wednesday! Please be in prayer that the consular would be receptive and that our visas are granted in a timely manner!
Thank you for prayers!
Jason, Ashley, Marley, Norah & Ian