Mary Kate's Flight and Visa Costs

Living aboard has its complications sometimes-including Visas. This week I traveled to Nairobi in hopes to renew my current Visa for another year. Once I arrived I was informed of more paperwork that I needed from my country of origin and informed that I could not renew the current Visa I was on because there were issues with how it was stamped in my passport. With my current Visa expiring Monday, leaving me with little time to come up with a solution, and everything taking longer than those few days to process, I had no choice other than to travel back to America. So, after leaving the immigration office on Wednesday morning, I booked a flight to SC for that evening. I knew booking this flight would leave me in a great amount of debt, but I had to trust and still am trusting, that God is going to provide and come through. 

The life of church planting is not always easy. This time a few days ago I just thought I was going to Nairobi to get a new stamp in my passport, but now here I am, writing this from my house in America. God always has a plan and God always provides. These are two truths I am clinging to during this crazy process. I will be spending the next few weeks collecting the correct paperwork and returning to Kenya the beginning of April. Please join me in praying for all of this. I not only need your prayers; I also need your financial help. Please consider giving towards the flight costs it took to travel to America and the flight back to Kenya, as well as what it will cost to actually receive my new visa. Your giving means more to me than you know. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

And hey, if you live in SC and wanna grab some food or coffee while I am here- send me a message! I’d love to hang out!
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Mary Kate Richardson 
Greer, SC
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