We’ve run out of letters. But we’re changing our plan again!
Our work permits have not been approved yet. And our application for entry visas can only be sent in after they are approved. As such, we will not be able to stick to our ‘original’ time frame. (We were planning on flying out to PNG on 20 September.)
We have prayed and weighed up options, and decided the following: The Mitchells will be going home to South Africa for a while. We will be in SA from the end of September. God willing, our visas will be approved and finalised by January 2018. As soon as everything is in place, we will determine the date for our departure.
Psalm 115:3 (ESV)
3 Our God is in the heavens;
he does all that he pleases.
Please pray for us as we work out the details of this new plan. We will be visiting supporting churches in SA, and we hope to do some language learning too. We are very thankful for the opportunity to serve the church and spend time with family.
What a good God we serve! It is comforting to know that nothing surprises God – we still take responsibility, and plan as wisely as we can. But what a joy to hold those plans with open hands, knowing that our God is in heaven and He does as he pleases. We rejoice in Him and we are excited to spend time updating our friends and family.