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Wait A Bit Longer…

Five months is a long time.

A long time feeling like your life is out of control, unsettled and in transition. But with a single email, we can see an end in sight.

After submitting all of our applications, passports and biometric information two days ago, we got word that they are safely in the hands of the UK Border Agency’s New York office and we should have a response on our visa within 15 working days!

That’s right, five months (and counting) and here we sit mere weeks away from being able to return back to Liverpool.  Praise the Lord.

Like previously mentioned, there is some comfort in knowing that the timeline and decision from here on out is completely out of our hands – we have no ability or power to speed up or alter the outcome.

We’re grateful for the prospect of these difficult few months coming to a close, and excited about the chance to enjoy lots of quality time with family and friends before we board another plane.

Please continue to pray for favor with the decision-makers regarding the visa, and for a quick turnaround. We will keep you updated with any news.

Grateful,
Aaron + Kelly + Merritt
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PS: We found a little humor in the tedious nature of our application, when we went to get passport pictures taken for the new visa. When Kelly returned to pick them up, she was asked ‘Do you want to check and make sure you’re happy with them?’ she replied, ‘Nah, I’m sure they are fine.’ Only when she got back to the car did she realize they gave us someone ELSE’S picture! Ha! But come on, how cute is Merritt?!
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I Have Set My Hope Upon Another

I have sung, and led the song ‘On Christ The Solid Rock’ innumerable times.

My hope is built on nothing less / Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame / But wholly lean on Jesus name

But lyrics that marry experience will always ring true with greater weight.

When darkness seems to hide His face / I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale / My anchor holds within the veil

A life raft tossed untethered in the sea is the only visual that has made sense to me during this visa process. Safe because you are inside, but not completely sheltered and protected.

His oath, His covenant, His blood / Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way / He then is all my hope and stay

Continually I have sought rest, peace, security and hope in the things that I thought I could control – myself, my abilities – and in other people.

When He shall come with trumpet sound / Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone / Faultless to stand before the throne

And continually we have been reminded through this process that rest, peace, security and hope cannot be found in the sinking sand of the outer reality – but in the eternal truth of Christ. Who Himself is always steady, sure, unshakable, the same yesterday, today and forever, the One who never lets go, who always holds fast, who is our Hope and our Rock.

When we’ve felt a crumpled mess, we can stand on Christ. When you desire to set your hope upon something you can see, feel and seemingly control, you will always end up a crumpled mess. But we are learning again and again to set our hope on Another.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand!
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand.

Grateful,
Aaron + Kelly + Merritt
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