I made a YouTube channel and uploaded three videos from my trip to Nuuk. I will upload more later and eventually want to upload almost all of my Greenland videos. To see the Nuuk Trip 2015 playlist click here. Thank you for your prayers and support!
Thank you to all of those that prayed for me during my recent trip to Nuuk, Greenland. Overall I had a great time and look forward to returning. You can find picture of the trip at the bottom of this post.
I was nervous on the flight from Iceland to Nuuk because of my luggage. It had missed my flight from NYC to Iceland, so they told me that they would take it directly to the other airport I was flying from in Iceland. I get there and they said they had already checked it in for me, so I was trusting that everything was ok. When I finally saw my luggage appear on the conveyor belt in Nuuk I was so happy I about shouted. (^_^)
I stayed at a really nice hostel while I was in Nuuk. I had my own locked room and would highly recommend it to anyone that wanted to travel to Nuuk. I spent several hours every day wandering the town. God blesses us with real good weather. I think it snowed three days, but I really enjoyed it.
I was surprised at how big Nuuk is! I had been told before that you could see the whole town in just a little bit of time. That might be true if you just want to walk by and look at the shops, but not if you want to see the countryside and houses around town. My last day there I realized that I had not seen but probably half the town.
I got to check out the new language school, look over some houses that are for sale, sign up for the gov’t housing waiting list, meet new people, and tried making a connection with some other acquaintances there, but they were either sick or on holiday. The LORD did allow me to meet a newly married couple. The man is from Greenland, but the wife is from Georgia. Can you believe that!? She hasn’t lived in Nuuk very long but seemed real happy when I told her about us moving there and about Masey. I’m hoping this will blossom into a good friendship. Me and Masey understand about being in a strange place with strange languages and I hope we can be a blessing to her.
The way I got to talking with them was I was at a loppemarked (kinda like an indoor yard sale). I was resting from walking while sipping coffee. I heard them talking about a place to sit. I spoke up and said they could have my seat because I was “fixin’ to leave.” I usually try to not use slang when I’m out like that but that one slipped. The wife stopped me and asked me where I was from. It was a good conversation with both of them and I am looking forward to meeting them again.
God even gave me an extra day in Greenland. It wasn’t my plan or design. In fact I thought I would hyperventilate when they told me my return flight to Iceland had been cancelled. But God worked it all out. I tried to change days on my flight from Iceland to the US but Expedia has horrible customer service. Over 45 minutes on the phone with them resolved nothing. I hung up, called Delta and they had it all changed in 10 minutes. God even had them waive the $300 change ticket fee. They actually gave me a $17 credit for my next flight. AND God had them put us up in Hotel Hans Egede, a really expensive 4 star hotel in Nuuk, with a steak supper and breakfast included. I could not have imagined anything like that happening ever. I also got to talk with another passenger from the flight and had a good time on my extra day. Ain’t God good! I know He is, but the fact that He’s good to some dumb hick like me makes it extra special! (^_^)
I hope you enjoy the pictures I’ve posted below (click them to enlarge). I might even add some of the videos I took on another day.
NOTE: I have had trouble getting some to upload. I will be adding more photos later. Sorry.
Once again I thought I would put our latest prayer letter on here so as to update everyone on what’s been going on with us. Most folks that read this blog probably already receive my emails, but I wanted to post it here anyway. Instead of putting it on as plain text, I have uploaded it as a picture file. You should be able to click on the above picture and it will enlarge where you can read it. (You may have to click on the photo again on the next screen to enlarge it.)
Please keep praying for us. We are very grateful for your prayers on our behalf. God bless!
Just to let folks know what’s going on with us, I am going to upload our prayer letter in text format. If you don’t receive our prayer letter and would like to, please let me know. Or if you do get it and want removed from our list, you can email me and I’ll be glad to take you off the list.
Jan – Feb 2015
I trust this letter finds you warm and serving the Lord during this frosty winter! Lately we have had some snow here in Arkansas. It’s not much snow compared to what Read the rest of this entry »
We have reached the five month mark of our appeal today. I just got off the phone with the Danish Immigration Appeals Board. They told me that I should be hearing something soon, since they usually answer within six months. Please pray that we can hear an answer soon, if that is the Lord’s will. We feel quite useless over here, seeing all that needs to be done in Denmark and Greenland and we are here waiting for an answer. Please pray for us.
There is still a chance, though it’s small, that they could request more time and the appeal go beyond six months. I think this would be the worst response since it would mean more waiting. Please pray that we can get an answer very soon, if the Lord is willing. We want God’s will done throughout this process.
On a side note, dealing with the Immigration Appeals Board is so much easier than deal with Danish Immigration. They are a lot kinder, more helpful, and I don’t have to wait on the phone 45 minutes to speak with someone. (^_^) Even though I would not have chosen to go this long route through the Appeals Board, it has been smooth dealings with them. That in itself is something to be grateful for.
Thank you for all the prayers! God bless you all and have a great week!
This ‘blast from the past’ is about the first trip that Masey and I took in 2004. It was lot of firsts for us. It was our first time to fly, our first time being overseas, our first time staying in a hostel, all while Masey was 7 months pregnant with our first baby, Elijah!
God blessed us during this time and we learned a lot. I know that I’ve posted a little about this before but I thought I would add some extra photos for you all to laugh at. (^_^) I hope you enjoy these old pictures. And you can click on the photos to expand them. Thanks!
I heard the other day that there were some questionable ads at the bottom of one of my blog posts. First I want to say that I had forgotten that WordPress puts ads at the bottom of the posts. I use an ad blocker that removes all of them. More on that in a moment. I get no money from these ads, whatever may come from the ads being on the blog is all for WordPress, none for me.
Secondly, I can’t really control the ads that show up. I mean, I could pay the fee WordPress charges to remove the ads, but I don’t want to do that since they can easily be removed (and it’s usually for free). Also, my understanding is that the ads can be based on your browsing history. What I mean by that is when Read the rest of this entry »