Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hard work or hardly working?

We've been working for months and months on getting our second years to the US for a missions trip. They, haven't been working too hard, though. I'm not sure if this is a cultural thing or what, but they haven't raised their money. The trip is two weeks away. The visa appointment is Monday. We just found out today that each applicant has to pay $131 for their visa appointment. We didn't know that until today. Guess what? The majority of the students haven't even given us enough to pay for their visa, let alone gas, food, and random expenses for the trip. It's looking like we aren't going. We are getting ready to go break the news to them. If they all come up with their money by tomorrow afternoon and go pay their deposits, then we can go to the Embassy on Monday and see if our government will let them in. If they get denied their visa, they lose their money. I don't know if they will want to take that risk. I don't know if I WANT them to take that risk. Please keep us in your prayers.

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