JUNE 7TH, 2008

GOOD NEWS,

ALL IS DONE WITH THE VISA "MARRIED TO PERUVIAN".
WE CAME HOME LATE LAST NIGHT VERY TIRED BUT IN VICTORY .
AFTER THE SECOND DAY IN LIMA THE WEATHER BEGAN TO WARM UP SOME SO LIMA WASN“T AS COOL AS HAD BEEN JUST BEFORE WE ARRIVED ON THE 2ND OF JUNE.

EVERY TRANSACTION OF EACH PAPERWORK COMPLETED WENT SO VERY SMOOTHLY
THERE ARE 2 OTHER MISSIONARYS WHO ARE NOT MARRIED TO PERUVIANS THAT ARE UNDER PASTOR JULIO“S CARE  ALSO AND ARE FINDING THE DOORS SHUT TO BE RENEWED AS WELL AS ALMOST ALL OTHER MISSIONARIES HERE IN PERU.
PASTOR JULIO , MY HUSBAND AND I WATCHED HOW GOD MOVED ON PEOPLE IN LIMA TO COMPLETE EVERY STEP OF THE PAPAERWORK OF THE VISA....
IT WAS TRUELY AMAZING AS WE "FELT WE WERE ON THE SIDE-LINES" WATCHING EVERYTHING PASS BY, DOING NOTHING SPECIAL BUT WATCHING THINGS MOVE VERY RAPIDLY
I DIDN“T LIKE MY PCTURE THAT WAS TAKEN FOR MY VISA CARD---
THE AGENCY  EVEN LET ME TAKE MY PICTURE OVER TO SATISFY ME WITH MY  CARD
THERE WERE NO LONG WAITING LINES.
IF YOU HAVE EVER APPLYED FOR ANYTHING IN ANY IMMAGRATIONS OFFICE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN BY NO WAITING LINES.
THIS WAS INCREDIBLE IN ITSELF
AT THE SAME TIME- MY LAST NAME WAS OFFICIALLY CHANGED FROM RUDOLPH TO SERRANO WHICH IS  MY MARRIED NAME 
ON THE 4TH, IN JUST 3 DAYS I HAD MY VISA, THANK YOU LORD
YOUR PRAYERS TRUELY MADE A DIFFERENCE.

IN OUR TIME IN LIMA, PASTOR JULIO HAS HELPED JOSE VERY MUCH SO AND I CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE OF THAT IN JOSE“LIFE NOW....HE NEEDED A FRIEND TO TALK TO AND THERE IS NO ONE IN TARAPOTO, THE PASTORS HERE ARE TOO BUSY, .........BUT GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL TO ANSWER MY PRAYERS IN LIMA....IN OUR 2 TIMES TOGETHER IN LIMA JOSE HAS BECOME GOOD FRIENDS WITH JULIO. I THINK IF WE LIVED IN LIMA THEY WOULD ALWAYS BE TOGETHER DOING THINGS....AND JULIO AGREED

I HAVE NOT SEEN ANYONE ELSE HELP US TREMENDOUSLY LIKE JULIO HERE IN PERU...HE HAS SHOWN HIMSELF TO BE A WONDERFUL PASTOR IN ALL WE SAW IN OPPERATING THE MINISTRY AS WELL AS A TREMENDOUS HELP TO US
I FEEL SO BLESSED TO HAVE COME TO KNOW HIM AND HIS WONDERFUL FAMILY
WHICH BY THE WAY LET US STAY IN THEIR HOME EVERYTIME WE HAD TO MAKE THE TRIP TO LIMA

MY YEARLY RENEWAL OF THIS NEW TYPE OF VISA WILL BE SO VERY MUCH EASIER NOW AND CHEAPER COSTING ABOUT 35 -50 DOLLARS EACH YEAR.
WITH ALL EXPENCES OF EACH PAPERWORK, TRANSPORTATION , AND FOOD WE TOTALED ABOUT 3,000.00 DOLLARS
IF WE LIVED IN LIMA IT WOULD HAVE COST ABOUT A 1,000.00 DOLLARS
DEFINATELY TRANSPORTATION ATE UP THE MONEY....AND WE HAD JUST ENOUGH TO COVER OUR COSTS FROM PEOPLE WHO GOD MOVED TO GIVE TO SEE THIS VISA COMPLETED....I SEE THIS AS ANOTHER CONFIRMATION THAT GOD STILL WANTS ME HERE IN PERU

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN PRAYERS AS WELL AS FINANCES
SINCERELY
JOSE AND LAUREE