Monthly Archives: July 2010

We have a visa (but don’t get excited yet)!

Weeks of anxiety that settled in my neck are now over. My son Nathan has a visa! Or so I’ve been told. A friend who lives around the corner from the embassy in DC is going to pick the passport … Continue reading

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Getting the tools

Once I decided to write a blog of my trip to southern Africa, I realized that relying on the availability of cyber cafes at the right time would be iffy. Uploading photos could also be a problem. On the advice … Continue reading

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Steady nerves required

Desire meets bureaucracy. The longing to see my childhood home met its first obstacle with the realization that I had to be invited to enter Angola. Without the letter of invitation, I would not be eligible for a visa. I’m … Continue reading

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Who is going?

Going back to Angola was pretty impossible during the wars and their aftermath. In the last 3 years, though, travel has become much safer and easier. Several missionary kids and some former missionaries have returned in recent years, including my … Continue reading

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