– we’ve taken three reconnaissance missions to Angola and Argentina
– lived in four permanent homes
– had two beautiful children
– one of us became a citizen of a new country
– we’ve led four evangelical Amazon expedition teams, during which over 2,572 people heard the Gospel in 55 remote villages; at least 655 of whom made decisions for Christ, and 265 received Bibles
– and of course much, much more in between!
All this has been made possible by the giving of over 160 partners throughout the past four years and the immeasurable support and prayer of hundreds of our family and friends. We consider ourselves so blessed to be knit together in a global community of believers that are impacting the nations.
So what happens after you decide you want to go to Angola? Well, you have to find a way to obtain a visa. Not the credit card kind, but the travel document that goes in your passport before you travel. Visas to Angola can be notoriously troublesome. If you’ve never experienced getting a visa to visit a foreign nation, just keep in mind Angola is one of the most difficult countries in the world to get a visa for. A simplified illustration of getting a visa to Angola looks something like this:
1) Make contact with an Angolan group who have the authority to write you an “invitation letter” to enter the country.
2) Request invitation letter, which must bear all the right information, seals and stamps from the required government authorities.
3) Once invitation letter is received, proceed in person to your designated Angolan Embassy (determined by your place of residence).
4) Present the invitation letter along with dozens of other documents, many of which must have been officiated at local and federal government levels. For example, medical clearances, police reports, resumes, financial records, I.D.’s, photographs etc.
5) Pay fees.
6) Wait for the visa to be processed.
That’s it for this month, sending you love from Portugal!
David, Fiona, Faith & Ivy