Posted: June 24, 2014 in furlough
We thank God for His help and provision on furlough. As it stands right now, we have two scheduled meetings left for furlough! I know we are tired from the travelling. It doesn’t mean we haven’t enjoyed visiting with our supporting churches and being in some new ones, but it gets exhausting.
I called the Danish Consulate in NYC today about our paperwork. They looked up my info and told me that I should hear something by the three month mark. That will be July 17th. I was pleased to hear that they will email me as soon as they get a response from Denmark. So we are still waiting, but we do have a time to look towards. We are setting our new departure date to August. Lord willing we won’t have to change it beyond that month. (^_^)
In the mean time we will be staying plenty busy, even if we won’t be doing as much travelling. The kids are working on finishing up school, I am searching online for a house in Denmark, and we still have family that we want to visit before we leave.
Overall I have enjoyed my time back in America. It certainly has changed since we left, but so have we. I would say that it took me until April before I got used to being back here and seeing Americans everywhere. (^_^) Masey and the kids adjusted real quick to being back. Maybe it has something to do with me not liking change.
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Posted: June 3, 2014 in communicating
May 2014 stats
Here is my almost end of May views. I’ve got just a small little blog, but I am grateful for those that keep up with us. Thank you for praying for us and keeping up with the Arnold family through this site. God bless!
Oh and below here are the total stats since I have been on WordPress. I couldn’t even fit them on one screen, so the flags listed aren’t all of them. (^_^) Thank you for visiting.
All time viewers
Posted: May 30, 2014 in furlough, update
Enjoy a nice picture of my sweet kids on this last Friday of May! Actually, I just thought I would pop over here and give you a quick update on things. We it may actually be a non-update on some stuff.
We still have Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: May 27, 2014 in birthday, furlough
Masey and Mena
I want to take a moment and say “Happy Birthday” to two special ladies: my wife Masey, and my sister, whom we call Mena. Both have birthdays coming up soon and I wanted to let them know that I love them and wish them a very Happy Birthday!
They both play a big part in our family and ministry. Masey helps hold together the family side: cooking, cleaning, homeschooling, keeping me in line. (^_^) Mena does a great job handling the ‘office work’ of things when we are overseas or out of pocket: mailing prayer letters, forwarding correspondence, depositing support, making sure folks don’t forget about us.
I pray that God blesses both of them and that they will have the best birthday ever!
Forgive me for not telling ages, but I’ve learned a little over the years. (^_^) I’ll just say they are between 12 – 80 years old. (^_^)
Posted: May 5, 2014 in greenland, Sisimiut
One of my favorite times we had in Greenland were when we attended a kaffemik. We were able to go to several during our time in Sisimiut and we got to host one for Elijah’s 8th birthday. Here are some pictures from various kaffemiks we attended along with the one we hosted for Elijah. A kaffemik is where you gather to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, school starting, etc. They usually have coffee, hot tea, sweets, and sometimes soup or other food.
Even the little kids have them!
We had a mustache theme for Eli’s kaffemik
Our kids friends
Our friend, Ovinnguaq
Yummy food at a friends kaffemik
She needs to shave! (^_^)
Not too sure what some is. (^_^)
Posted: April 24, 2014 in Denmark, future, paperwork
For those of you that get our email updates/prayer letters from me (not through this site) this isn’t anything new. I just wanted to update those who do not get the email updates. (On another note, if you want to get our prayer letters/email updates, you can sign up here.) We headed down to Houston on April 7th, with all the paperwork filled out and ready to go. The reason we went to Houston to file is because Denmark requires biometric scans now, so the paperwork has to be filed in person.
On our way to Houston, I get an email from the company doing the scans, BLS, and they inform me of the additional fees. I had previously paid a little over $400 to Danish Immigration to process our forms. That was fine with me, because it use to be $600. I thought I was saving money. Well, since Denmark switched over to this biometrics company, they lowered Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 8, 2014 in Denmark, paperwork
Today we are in Houston, TX to submit our paperwork to go to Denmark as missionaries. Please pray for us that all the necessary papers, documents, payments, etc are taken care of. We used to be able to file by mail, but that has changed since we originally filed. Now we have to get facial and fingerprint scans in person. Seems like Denmark is getting stricter on their immigration policies. Here’s hoping my face doesn’t break the scanner. (^_^)
I did get a surprise yesterday, and not in a good way. It turns out that the $435 I paid online to Denmark to file our paperwork wasn’t the total of the costs. We have to have our biometrics scanned and recorded for the process and I found out yesterday that it is an additional $304 per person. WOW! I was shocked to say the least. Our paperwork costs went from a little over $400 to almost $2,000 in one day!
Thankfully we had the money to pay this, BUT it comes from our moving savings. Please pray that we can get this money replenished soon. We need those funds (and more) for tickets, housing, and set up in Denmark.
Thank you for praying for us. We are eager to get over to Denmark, get settled in, and start preaching the Gospel in the Kingdom of Denmark.