Tuesday, March 25, 2008

An Unplanned Extension in Liberia

Well unfortunately thanks to DHL and a number of other circumstances to numerous to mention, I am not leaving Liberia tomorrow. I so want to be home, but now is not that time. First I went to the Embassy this morning and waited for over an hour, only to be told to come back at 2 - that Alma (the US Consulate) was not in. Meanwhile Julies friend Mark (and now mine) went to the DHL office to see what's up. He was informed that the DNA results will not be here until Friday. So I returned at 2 and waiting another hour fifteen only to find out they didn't even know I was there. So I finally get in, and Alma would not meet with me. They would not accept my electronic copy of the DNA, and also 2 new clearances required to leave the country with Gabriella had not been received. So I'm hanging out here for as long as it takes - not happy about that but nothing I can do. I'm now in the process of trying to reschedule flights and all that. I have so much more to share, but I may have to wait to post that until I get back. I have a lot of frustrations, and now is not the time. Thanks for praying!

4 comments:

The McFarlands said...

Dear Kim and Dale,

Lisa, Emily, Juliana and I are sorry to hear about all your trials and tribulations. We are praying for a quick resolution and a safe return home. Tell the kids we are taking good care of thier Ava and we are looking forward to seeig you all soon.

God Bless

Brandi said...

We are praying. . .constantly! I know this has been a hard trip. I pray that none of this is wasted and that God uses every single frustration to mold you more to be like HIM! He HAS a plan. . even though sometimes it makes NO sense to us! Please keep us updated!

Brandi

Donna Barber said...

I know this is probably not much solace; but we think of you often and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how much you love her and would wait on her forever if that is what it took. Take care.

S and K said...

WE are praying too. SO sorry to hear this.