Visas Are In and Caption Contest

When we first entered Romania in August we began the process of securing our residence visas. After at least twenty visa-related three-hour trips to the county seat we finally have our visas in-hand. The only disappointment is that we were only granted one-year visas. This is a disappointment because one-year and five-year visas both cost…

Five, Five Year Visas on the Way

This last week has been a whirlwind of maintaining the church, language studies, and four all day trips to Timișoara (a city about an hour and half from where we live) as we attempted to finalize the requirements for our visas. Friday afternoon marked the end of our fight with red tape and long lines…

In Timișoara

Now that universities are in session, those teaching Romanian to foreigners have a less hectic schedule and are willing to teach us. We met with our new teacher (Emma) this past Thursday. We were encouraged by her proposed plan to bring us to fluency in Romanian. We will be meeting with her every Tuesday, Thursday,…

First Days’ Memo

Overall We’re doing well and getting as much accomplished as can be expected in the slower more laid back world of Romania. Nothing happens fast here. For example getting our paperwork notarized for our visas took three trips to the same office and half of the day. The slower pace matches our jet lagged brains…

Romania at Last

After an exceptionally smooth trip we arrived in Lugoj, Romania. The kids traveled really well and are now in bed which is where we’re heading. We’ll write more soon. Tomorrow is apartment hunting for Joshua and Laurel and fun in the sun for Jessica, Athan, and Vivian. Please pray the jet-lagged kids are kind to…

And We’re Off

The doctor gave Vivian a clean bill of health late last afternoon. So we’ll be leaving as a family from Greenville for Romania a little after Noon today. Please pray for us as traveling across nine time zones with two toddlers is an exciting new adventure for us.