Friday, October 23, 2009


Tina is much more excited than I am! I, personally, am calloused and perhaps a bit worn out, but:


They have asked us to bring the passport and the US$400 to the appointment, so Tina is making the assumption that everything is OK. She's probably right, but I won't have a near-permanent grin on my face until we have the visa done. There is still a possibility that they didn't like the paperwork and we have to resolve some issue, but let's pray and hope that isn't something that we'll have to experience.

God is good!


Lena Wright said...

Waaaahooooo! Praying with you and for you....Trusting God with it all. I am happy for you!!!

Anonymous said...


(wouldn't want to JINX it by getting too excited)

Alice said...

I am so happy for you! You have been so faithful!!
21 years ago I visited Port-au-Prince. I spent 2 afternoons in Cite Soleil, my life has never been the same. Naked children and a narrow path along open sewers is what I remember most. Dark doorways into tiny, makeshift hovels and stepping over glowing firepits, and the smells come back to me in my dreams. I will never forget the clinging babies at the orphanage, or the vacant stares of the ones who had given up hope. My heart rejoices every time I learn of a Haitian child finding a family. Blessings on these last stages of your journey. What you have been through makes me feel ashamed for complaining.

Gwen said...

Looking forward to hearing the AWESOME news that you have Lou's visa "in hand"!!!!!
Praise God - you made it!
Can't wait to see where God leads you and your family from here!

marc costantino said...

What wonderful news! You are almost finished and I am happy for you.

Rachel said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!i almost didnt check today since its the weekend, but so glad i did! what wonderful news! praying everything goes so smoothly. rachel

Ken Schlorf said...

Thank you all for your encouragement in sharing our joy about the visa appointment!


I was excited to be able to visit Cite Soleil, but now I am not sure it is going to happen. I have many things from starving children with no close to dead children (see the school collapse posts in November 2008). This has been quite the experience that the Lord has given me (us) and we'll do our best to take advantage of it and glorify our Lord - giving him praises! Thank you for sharing your comment!

dorrfamily said...

We are so excited for all of you. We hope that everything is finished and that you can come home. Always in our prayers.

Debbie said...

Ken and Tina -

I really hope this means that you won't be in Haiti when I am. (November 13-23).

I'm happy for all of you. I hope you will keep the blog going. I can't imagine what Lou will think. I'm also curious how Kayla and Carter will react to being back in the United States.

Perhaps a big bucket of ice cream in the U.S. will be in order.

Peace and blessings to all.

Debbie Woodward

Touprelakay said...

Great news Finally.
I am so excited for you all nearly forever togheter so you can come home.

Marianne de Gier

Gwen said...

Couldn't wait to check in this morning to see if you got Lou's visa today?!!
GLA told us to write a letter, stating that we were "aware and willing to accept" our daughter, with Down Syndrome. Not sure if this is for USCIS or visa . . .?? We did this before - at the beginning of the process, but to be safe, they are requesting another letter!
Let me know if you did or had to do anything like this at the end of the process!!
Prayers & Many Blessings,

Ken Schlorf said...


We almost bought ice cream today on our way back, but decided to spend less than $10 for one gallon. :-)


Thank you for your comments! We are excited to be heading home soon too!


Lou's paperwork does not officially say that he has Down Syndrome, so I think we may be in a different boat than you when it comes to that aspect. Nothing has ever been said about his appearance at the Embassy either.