Our Last Sunday in America

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With all the hustle and bustle of getting here, I neglected to post a few pictures from our last Sunday in America. We already miss our church. We miss all the churches that were such a blessing to us while on deputation. We’ve already received 3 “care packages!” Some containing peanut butter, some ranch dressing packages, some kool-aid and other gifts. Everyone has been so kind to us.

Today, we made our 2nd trip to the immigration office here in Portugal. We have to go to the next city. It takes us about 40 minutes to get there if there isn’t road construction, oxen in the road or cyclist in front of us. There we accomplished nothing! Last week we went with another missionary family that spoke Portuguese. When we got there, there was a 6 hr wait! No way….not with 5 kids who needed lunch and a nap! So we left and decided to try again today. We got there before they opened, got number 3, and was sitting at the desk within 15 minutes!! Wow, I thought..this is going so much better than last week. The kids and I waited in the sitting area while Michael tried to speak Portuguese to the man. Within 10 minutes Michael was back by me saying he had to wait on the boss who spoke English. The boss came to the desk shortly thereafter and she wasn’t very pleasant. After about 30 minutes of talking to her, she determined our paper work was of “no use to her” as she flipped it back in our face. We must start from scratch. Get new pictures, get new copies, get new documentation, and of course, pay new fees. We spent the remainder of the day buying ink to make copies, trying to find a place to make passport pictures and learning multiplication facts. We will try again tomorrow. If all of you who view this post in the next 15 hrs will pray for us and about this situation, I am convinced that the Lord is capable of handling this in such a way we will all know who did it!! That would be such a blessing to me. To see God’s hand work again in our lives. Would you say a prayer for the Andrzejewski family and our necessary paperwork that needs to be approved. Thank You…and God bless you!

Thanks Danielle & Todd, Lindsay & Todd and King Cove Bible Chapel!!—It’s been like Christmas around here with all the peanut butter, ranch dressing, kool-aid and cheese!! You guys are great!

  • Anonymous

    OH MY GOSH I MISS MY BABIES… AND MY LITTLE GIRL!!(AND HER HUSBAND) I GUESS I CAN MARK OFF THE PEANUT BUTTER FROM THE LIST OF THINGS I NEED TO BRING? IM SURE GLAD THE CHURCHES ARE SENDING THINGS YOU NEED. HOPEFULLY SOME EXTRA TREATS ALSO. I LOVE YA’LL …
    MIMI

  • Anonymous

    Praying for you will be much easier than mailing peanut butter!

    Yesterday we received (back) a “Welcome To Your New Home” card we mailed to you on February 14th to the address provided prior to your departure. It was postmarked as received in Portugal on February 21st and arrived back in our mailbox on March 25th (33 days later). Bless your hearts!

    The Lord has His own timing. We’ll be praying for you and the paperwork processing. Who knows? Perhaps this challenge will somehow allow you to possibly reach even those administrators for the Lord.

    I love you all.

    Aunt Shawn

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859488167015452608 Tori

    Oh those are great photos and memories. They’ll mean a lot in time.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12999724927701140550 Heather

    I love the pictures! I’m planning to actually get to the post office today to mail those books. I wanted to be sure that the address was correct before attempting to mail stuff to you all.
    Peanut butter (it isn’t very healthy and it’s fating, but….)that stuff is WONDERFUL!!! I love my peanut butter & ranch dressing (not together of course!)!!! I’m sure everyone in your house is excited about it all! You’re in my prayers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06020464668223729326 Sellers Family

    That was a wonderful day. Nina you and your family mean so much to us. I’m looking forward to the many memories to come. We pray for you all the time.
    Love ya’ll,
    Sandy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16735683481473386385 Beka

    I’ll be praying that the Lord will work everything out!

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