Q: Have you heard anything from the USCIS?
A: I spoke with a helpful, chatty, and understanding officer on Monday, who said I should not quote her on it, but that…
…right now, it is taking about seven weeks to get an I800-A application assigned to an officer. The officers work their way through the applications in chronological order according to the date they are received. They cannot guarantee time frames because they may be assigned additional work that takes priority. From the time an officer begins to work on an application, it is only a few days before the family receives either their golden ticket (approval), or an RFE (request for evidence).
So our time is quickly approaching, friends! Seven weeks for us is next Tuesday, May 17th.
We expect Satan to work overtime, and we have seen evidence of this lately. We know that the enemy hates the thought of Katerina being released from her crib and coming home to our family, hates adoption and all it stands for, hates God-honoring marriages and families, hates the Body of Christ following our Head, hates God being magnified, hates life, hates, hates, hates everything that is good.
But Christ is the King, not Satan. The enemy with all his hateful work doesn’t stand an chance against the King. We believe God’s word that tells us “when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him!”
God doesn’t say, “I will try my best to lift up a standard against him.” The Triune God as He has revealed Himself in Scripture doesn’t try to do things. He does them. This is the God who said, “Let there be light,” and just like that, there was light, with no effort on His part. We humans have to exert more effort for hard tasks than we do for easy ones. We think in terms of limitations. We have to, because whether we admit it or not, we have limitations. But the God we serve is outside all limitations. ”Hard” tasks, “easy” tasks, “impossible” tasks–all are alike to Him.
Thank you, brother and sisters, for standing with us as we all watched God effortlessly do the impossible to bring us to where we are now. Thank you for praying with us as we look to God for another miracle.