Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Passport Praises!

When God called Brooke to Mozambique, she got on the ball planning and preparing immediately...fundraising, paperwork, and about a zillion other details that must be done in the next few months.  One pesky detail has been obtaining a passport.

We completed the application online and took it to our local post office several weeks ago, expecting to walk right up to the counter and complete the process.  Oh how wrong we were!  We discovered that our post office requires you to call on Thursdays "from 8 until 10 a.m." to make an appointment for the following week.  Well, what they should have said was to begin calling at something like 5 a.m.!  We called for 3 or 4 weeks straight, only to be told there were no available appointments.  Finally the last time, the lady said she'd take down my name and number and if there were any cancellations she promised to call.

This morning I was talking with Kay (also going on the trip) and the last thing she said before hanging up was that she would pray that everything would work out with the passport.  After speaking with her, I then made one more phone call.  As soon as I hung up, I received a call from the post office that there was a cancellation!  They asked if we could be there in 20 minutes!  Brooke was scheduled to be at her part time job in 20 minutes, but still I nearly screamed into the phone, "YES! WE WILL BE THERE!".
Thankfully Brooke's manager was very understanding and said she could come to work late.

We flew out the door (me with no make-up and my hair a mess, and Brooke frantically changing out of her Lenny's Sub Shop uniform!) and straight to the post office!

Whew!  What a relief to have that important piece of the puzzle in place!  Thanks, Lord for the reminder that Your timing is perfect and there is truly NEVER, EVER ANY reason to worry about ANYTHING!  You will take care of every last one of those zillion details that need to be taken care of in the next few months.  You will do it in Your perfect timing and in Your perfect way.

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