How Not To Be The Charlie Browniest
3 months ago
"Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD or fully declare his praise?"This week we got notice that my permanent residence visa is ready to be issued! I know many of you don't understand how remarkable (and seemingly impossible) this is, so let me explain. My application began to be processed on July 3, so that means that in only 2 months and 8 days it was processed! I was told to expect 2 years by a friend who went through the same process. I remember taking a walk with Lydia one day and hearing how her Canadian colleague's husband was still (after about 2 years) waiting for his visa. At that time, my heart dropped in discouragement, but that began the process of looking to the Lord and not human reason or effort. "We walk by faith, not by sight" the Apostle Paul tells us. Even the more optimistic Canadian immigration website says only 30% of applications get processed in 3-4 months, 50% in 5-6 months, and 80% in 9-11 months.