Friday, November 30, 2012

Permanent Residency

I want to apologize for not posting here the past couple of months.  I'm committed to achieving a consistent, weekly posting basis over the course of next year.  Part of the reason for the slow down this fall is actually good news.  As many of you may know, I've been in the process of immigrating to Canada for several years.  Our application for permanent residency has been with Immigration Canada for two and a half years.  Being in limbo for so long had caused us to go forward with our lives with unfixed plans.  (This is a very similar situation to what the congregation has faced, knowing that we will be moving from our building, but not knowing when that change will occur.)

I had intended to spend much more of fall and winter in Toronto, but the news came a month ago that our application for permanent residency had finally been approved.  As a result, we decided to redouble our efforts to put our affairs in the states in order so that we would be prepared to make the final move at the beginning of the new year.  Our goal is to back the moving truck up the first week of January and make the final move across the border.  It's been a long time coming, but we're very excited to finally be able to set roots down in the city and to spend full-time with the congregation.

— John Hamer

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