I sat there in shock and just cried. I'm not sure why..I knew it would come eventually. I had been praying earnestly about it as I got ready for work that morning. I think it was just the realization that this was one of the last hurdles that lay between me and Nigeria and I couldn't believe that my agonizing days of waiting were over. They were tears of joy and thankfulness. I would never have sat and cried at being overwhelmed with the goodness of God had my visa came when it "should have"(my timing).
I am just in awe at God's perfect timing. Ha, again, I don't know why! Besides being able to get more involved with my church, deepen relationships, and grow in my walk with Christ during all this time, it's perfect because my friends, who's son I've been watching part time, only needed me until next week when school is out (she teaches part time) . I don't believe that was a coincidence at all!
So, as of yesterday, the Nigerian embassy (in D.C.) has everything they need from me and I'm just waiting for that stamp of approval (I won't mention how my worry about waiting has now transferred to worrying about it possibly getting denied. Will I ever learn?). I probably won't reset my departure date until I've heard it's been approved but it will probably be mid to late June.
Ok, where the title of this blog comes in is in the email I received with the scanned documents (from Nigeria): One of a few excuses he used for the delay was that the jihadist militant group, Boko Haram, was to blame for some of the delays because they were a "menace". I don't take lightly what the BH are doing in Nigeria (they actually declared a "state of emergency" in 3 Nigerian states today) and it could very well be true, but I just had to laugh.
But, if God is for me, Satan and the terrorists can't keep me out of Nigeria, right? :)
Thanks for everyone's prayers and encouragement lately. I'm praying that the visa is approved and sent to me soon! Happy day! Would you please pray along with me?
|Got/get to be here to see Meghan receive her Masters, Ali her HS diploma, |
and my dad his Bachelors. Aren't they precious? I'm so proud of them!