"I'd like two seats on flight KC902 from London to Almaty please". It feels quite strange to have actually booked flights, after such a long time spent waiting we are now only a few weeks from being in Kazakhstan.
We managed to catch up with Almat in the Kaz embassy earlier today to find out the lie of the land regarding our visa, we had expected to be required to travel to London the day before our flight to sort it all out, however we were surprised but happy to hear that all we needed to do was turn up at the embassy the morning of our flight and he would give us our visa over the counter.
We also spoke with Alec McLane again tonight, he has our accommodation all sorted out for us, we are going to be staying with 'brother Randal', he has even offered to come with us and carry our bags :) We are looking forward to meeting all the Christians in Almaty after hearing so much about them from Alec's reports!
The only possible fly in the ointment is our letter of invitation, we need this to arrive by Mon 24th at the very latest in order to get our visa on Tue morning and make our flight on Tue evening at 9pm, Alec told us 'of course it will arrive' so we will take his word for it!!!
Pray that the LOI will arrive in time for us to get our visa and make our flights on the 25th.
Pray that our daughter will be preserved and will continue to thrive till we can get there.
Praise God that He has brought us this far and that we are able to stay with Christians during our stay.
Will report back when we hear good news about our LOI
Philip & Amanda
ps thanks to everyone who have left comments and sent emails of support, we really appreciate them.