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We are so excited to be partnering with Deaf Bible Society! We have gotten to know and really enjoy working with the staff and look forward to partnering with more like minded individuals throughout Eurasia as we work together towards the goal of every Deaf person having access to God's Word in their heart language. Chris has already begun connecting with translation teams in parts of Europe and Central Asia. We wish we could just hop on a plane and go there now, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way.
First we are still raising funds for our plane tickets ($3300 left to go) as well as other travel expenses such as luggage ($1000 or more- it's not cheap to relocate a family of 5 for the next 5 years!), transportation from the airport to our new home (about $600 and several more hours), and then there are our visas!
Currently we are working on getting our letter of invitation completed (about $125), then we will apply for the visa (another $600) and then once we arrive in Ukraine we will have 45 days to register (which will cost yet another $700!). And did I mention that we will be arriving to Ukraine in Winter? Our family has been on furlough in Texas from Delhi, India so winters have not been our thing. This also means we are going to need to add winter gear to our very summer like wardrobes!
So Yikes! Although we are doing good on raising the monthly support (Thank you! currently at 91%- just $565 per month still needed) we are in serious need of donations towards our set-up costs. And we are in need of your prayers (lots of prayer) for the whole visa process. This is a tedious and rather slow process but extremely important. And we can't go until we have all the proper approvals. Please remember us in your prayers as we seem so close to going but still have so many hills to climb. Pray that we will be comforted knowing and trusting that God's timing is perfect and He is in control of all the needs I mentioned above. Thank you!