Friday, December 22, 2006

A Merry Christmas Update

We want to officially wish you all a very Merry Christmas!! Jorge and I are blessed to spend the holidays with his family in Mexico this year. Several of Jorge`s siblings and their families will be joining us from out-of-town, we will have a full house as usual! I think there will be close to 25 of us gathered to celebrate! We have a good friend from Colombia named Silvia Rondon who is coming to spend Christmas and New Years with us as well! We have even rented the apartment upstairs for a couple of weeks so that we can all fit! That`s one of the neat things about Latinos though...there is always room in the Inn! We have a friend who, at the time, had a tiny little house in Colorado and we asked her how many people she had room for. She said, ¨well that depends...I have room for 2 Gringos or 10 Latinos!¨ We got a good laugh out of that and understood exactly what she meant!

You may remember that I mentioned before that Jorge might need sugery to repair a hiatal hernia. Well, we decided to postpone it until after Christmas so he is now scheduled for surgery on January 6th. We plan to stay about a week afterwards for him to recover and if all is well, we will then head back north of the border and start getting ready for our return to Colombia.

We still haven`t heard officially from the congressional office in regards to Jorge`s inquiery about his citizenship denial. I have this feeling that they have bigger and better things to do because it seems they have forgotten about us! But we trust that the Lord has not and that He has it all under control! It looks like we might have to start over from scratch and apply again. We pray that God will give us clear direction and help us figure out what is the best thing to do about this.

We are planning a visiting tour across the USA, starting west and working our way east, making our way south to Miami where we plan to depart for Colombia. We are thinking that we will be on the road for the months of March, April and May and then head back to Colombia in late May or in June, depending on how all the plans come together. We are even hoping to bring 2 or 3 of our staff in Bocachica to join us on our little tour. If you would like for us to pay you a visit please let us know so we can try to figure out our itinerary as soon as we can.

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas celebration and whether it is big or small, simple or extravagant, may we all remember that we are celebrating the birth and life of our Saviour and King... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!!

1 comment:

Brief Notes from the Barretts said...

Merry Christmas to you both, and we hope to see you in Jan.
Love, Terry and Pat