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North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa August 5th 2009

Wow the landscape is changing into the wide open and the temperature is rising .... today we were at 99°F!! We entered Cherokeeland and stopped to see the largest Totem Pole (by Ed Galloway) and we wanted to stroll the streets of Tulsa ... but due to a Country Music concert all motels (reasonable priced ones) were booked solid so we decided to continue and stopped in Stroud, Home of the Tigers. Tomorrow we'll chase the cowboys in Okalhoma City.... read more
Ed Galloway's Totem Pole Park
and a very colourful too
Turtle has a heavy load

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa June 1st 2009

We took a little side trip up to Kansas City on Sunday. After a couple hours of riding, we arrived at the Nelson Museum near the Plaza in Kansas City. I tend to forget how fantastic that place is. Ancient stone figures from Egypt in the time of Moses reminds me of our today's scripture of Moses leaving the luxury of the palace in Egypt and fleeing to the land of Midian after he killed the Egyptian overseer. Exodus 2:11-22 I've always believed that Moses could not have become the man he was had he not gone to the desert of Midian. It was there he found a wife, and it was there that he found God. We forget that during the period of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, God dealt with people not as a group ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa December 22nd 2008

I just wanted to let everyone know I made it back safe and sound! I had a really good flight and made it into Tulsa about 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17th. It was a quick trip and I am still trying to get over my jet lag but it improves daily. Thanks again for all who supported my endeavor in finances, prayers, and encouragement. I have many memories and lots of stories. I will never forget my time in Moscow!... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa November 13th 2008

Even Further Behind Here we are, actually on day 22 and we're still trying to post for days 4-6. We're going to forego much verbiage and let the pictures give a clue of what we've done in order to try and make some progress on postings. Who knows if we'll ever succeed at catching up. Obviously, our priority is enjoying our time so guess you'll all just have to understand (or not) We'll be in Sedona, AR for Thanksgiving. Now, going back to days 4-6. Day 4 - Tuesday, November 11th - St. Louis, MO An absolute highlight day of our trip. We had lunch with Aunt Rose (Rita's dad's sister), and cousins Jan and June. It was a treat to catch up with the families. Aunt Rose and Jan had been in Milwaukee a couple ... read more
One last wave and farewell for now
Gray Summit, MO
Gray Summit, MO Gardenway

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa October 6th 2008

Hello All! It's been a while since I last updated everyone on my status. I have finally received my VISA from the Russian Consulate and things are in order as far as the government is concerned for my arrival in Moscow. I received word from the Moses' (resident Missionaries) this weekend that their VISA's have been denied and they will be returning to the states in December. I feel even greater urgency to go since God has allowed me to received access to Russia via my student VISA. He told me that there will be four of us (AIMers) in Moscow and the local pastor and his wife. Other than that there are no resident missionaries in this massive country. I know God has a plan and I am trying to let Him lead me as ... read more

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North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa September 2nd 2008

August 29th has come and gone and I am still stateside. Had I been able to depart I would now be attending the first week of my language classes and adapting to life in Moscow. However, God has different plans for me. Having finally received my letter of invitation I am now enduring the second process of obtaining my VISA. Mostly I am just waiting and trying to be patient. The Russian Consulate website says that it takes 10 business days to obtain a Russian VISA. I'm holding out hope that this is true and will not turn out like the letter of invite which took almost two months to receive. As of right now I do not have a departure date set but will play things by ear and take it one day at a ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa August 26th 2008

So...my letter of invitation from Moscow State University has finally arrived from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs! Now I have to send it (along with my HIV certification, VISA application, and photos) to the Russian Consulate in Houston for VISA processing. Hopefully this will not take long (their website says 5-10 business days) but after the wait on my letter I'm not hopefull it will be a speedy process. Good news though, I was able to get a full refund on my airfare. This is a great blessing because now I will be able to get a new ticket once I have my VISA in hand. I thought I might have to transfer the funds to another flight. I did not want to do this because I am not 100% sure when my departure will be ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa August 22nd 2008

I heard from the university today. They have given me a tracking number to track my letter of invitation that is needed for my VISA. I still not sure when it will arrive and then I have to send it off to the Russian Consulate for VISA processing. So it does not look like I will be leaving as originally planned, but pending a postive outcome on my VISA I will be leaving in the near future!!!! Continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa August 19th 2008

Hello Everyone! I am currently in Nashville, Tennessee visiting friends and wanted to give you all an update concerning my endeavor. I still very much want to leave for Moscow on August 29th but things are looking grim. I am still waiting on my invitation from the school and then I have to apply for my Visa with the Russian government. I spoke with Amber (the other AIMer who has been in Moscow for 15 months, but is currently home for a visit) and she said she is not able to leave next week as originally planned because she too has not received her letter of invitation. She has been trying to get hers for two months and I have been trying for over a month and half. I'm not sure what the hold up is. ... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Tulsa August 16th 2008

Hello Blog Subscribers! I just wanted to give you an update about my trip. Many people have called me concerned about the "conflict" in Georgia. At this time I am still planning on leaving in the next couple of weeks. Georgia is quite a ways from Moscow and should not be a danger for me. I will keep tabs on the goings on in this area over the next several days. More than likely, unless the State Department issues a warning about traveling to Russia I will be headed out on the 29th! Please keep me in your prayers and I will try to keep you all updated regularly until I leave.... read more




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