Well, I found out yesterday they will not accept the paper I submitted to correct the issue with my visa. So now I will have to navigate a tangled web of applying for an extension of my tourist visa next week (or I will be illegal) and then figuring out a solution that is acceptable to them (which includes the possibility of hiring an attorney and/or redoing the title/sale of my property as of now). It will all require significant additional financial outflow – but my Father owns “the cattle on a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:10) and all that I have comes from Him and belongs to Him anyway, so that is not an issue. However transportation, communication and many other things are much more difficult here than at home, so this will require a lot of effort on my part to correct. In addition, once I do have it corrected and can re-apply for my resident visa, there is a potential for them to then say the paperwork I brought with me is outdated and new paperwork is required, which would mean a return trip to the states – a huge complication to say the least! I appreciate your continued prayers.
On a positive note, my house is coming along very nicely! They have interior walls up, first floor ceiling, stairs and have pulled the plumbing and electrical. I walked over today to see some of my neighbors who I have been in contact with since purchasing my lot and who were here for a visit to check on the progress of their house. I met them for the first time a few days ago and we’ve had a few dinners and visits while they were here – they return to the states tomorrow and I wanted to say goodbye. It also gave me a good opportunity for my first float in the pool! So I took these pictures during my visit – hope you enjoy!