Another Wedding! :)
Now I know that title should get some curious readers! No it's not any of my children (darn) but it is a very special couple. Josh Sawyer is coming to Bolivia this Friday to get his bride Lessie and take her back to the USA . They are having a religious service with gown and all before they leave. The official wedding will be celebrated in the States. So Saturday I will be walking Josh down the aisle representing his mother and Daniel will be translating the service for Josh who speaks very little Spanish. (He's learning!)
The whole process of getting a finance visa has been quite an ordeal, especially the paperwork of the passport here. It has been both a trial of faith and a great miracle that the paperwork was finally ready. If you had any idea of the immigration paper trail and lines here you'd KNOW it was a miracle. After Lessie's passport was damaged, she had no recourse but to apply for a new one at a time when lines are long and few are processed. As a last ditch effort she made an early trip to immigration and had a startling encounter with the director who said he'd only attend to ONE person that day and they'd have to wait for him to return from a meeting. To make a long story short, the passport was finished that day so she could head to La Paz for her scheduled hearing.
Josh came with us to Bolivia about 3 years ago on our church Work and Witness Trip. He made several other mission trips and he and Lessie became engaged about a year ago. Josh came to Bolivia in September and he and Lessie were our first offical dinner guests in our new home.
We wish them the best - God's best - for their lives.
by the way.,,,, isn't that a better blog than writing about the current political mess here in Bolivia? Pray for Bolivia. Tuesday there may be a general strike and we are hoping things can sette down, but also that democracy will not be lost here,.