We are finally back in Thailand after a crazy couple of months! As we were preparing to leave Chiang Rai, Thailand for a short visit to the US, we learned of some previously unforeseen difficulties in obtaining the necessary paperwork to remain in the country for a second year. We continued on as planned and left at the beginning of July. Since then we have been on an epic journey around the world. To be honest – we are both exhausted, but we have greatly enjoyed the excitement. We are so grateful for the amazing times that we were able to share with friends and family.
Our trip started with a four day visit to Paris, where we had a chance to unwind a little before arriving in the United States. From there, we flew into Boston Logan airport where both the Ladew and Litzinger families were waiting to greet us. After spending one day in New England, we travelled on to Pennsylvania to visit with family. Then we set out on a one week tour through Indiana and Michigan, hitting several important stops along the way. After that, it was on to Word of Life Family Campground in Schroon Lake, NY where again both of our families met up for a relaxing week in the Adirondacks. Finally, we travelled on to New Hampshire where we spent time with family and friends. The craziest part is, we did all that in 7 weeks!
Now we are back in Thailand but the journey isn’t over yet. In a few weeks we are traveling to Cambodia to take care of some paperwork for our visas. Once the visas come through we can apply for a work permit and based on its outcome, we will have a better idea of how long we can stay here in Thailand.
The past few months have been filled with a lot of uncertainty concerning our future here but we are confident that God will reveal the next steps to us in His timing. Until then, we would greatly appreciate your prayers as we navigate the legal requirements to stay in Thailand for the coming year.