We got an email from our agency today that our paperwork was dropped off today at the US Consulate in Guangzhou! We are officially in the wait for our Article 5. It takes approx 2 weeks to get it, so most likely they will pick it up on Monday, Feb. 9th and we’ll be in the wait for our Travel Approval (aka TA). Once we get travel approval, we’ll most likely head to China within 1.5 – 3 weeks of getting that TA.
We also got another update on Philip – probably our last one before we travel but it helped us to know more about his size, also we learned he must know a considerable amount more of Mandarin than we thought – our report said he could sing 6-7 songs in Chinese but could not yet write very well! I would say that is pretty great for a 2 year old!!! We must start learning some Mandarin right away. We also got some new photos!
In other news, I just started a new bible study by Beth Moore called “Children of the Day” on 1st & 2nd Thessalonians. A week in and it’s really good. Check it out…
Other than that we are just hanging out by the fireplace A TON and eating a lot of Vitamin C to try and stay well (me) AND get better (Wes & Rand).