Help Mirjam get to Australia!

$4,851 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 28 people in 11 months
Hey friends and family!

We (Peter and Mirjam) need your help. We are currently seeking help to get Mirjam to Australia. And there are a lot of details involved, but to all those we have answers if you have questions. But as to not bore you with all the details, we would like to ask if you'd want to chip in with helping Mirjam to come to Australia. You see tickets alone (one way) is around $2,000. Quite a sum right!? Yes, we know. And as Mirjam has no income and Peter has his own company, but is already supporting Mirjam with therapy, school and all other expenses, well there isn't much left. This long distance thing really is expensive. BUT maybe you can help? We want to learn to trust more of God, and not to live in debt (which we already have and are working on paying it off). So instead of creating more debt, or borrowing or using credit card, we are gonna see what God can do this time. We want to ask you to pray and seek God's will that maybe you'd like to help us. We mentioned the tickets before, that is not the only expense. We are also applying for Mirjam to get working holiday visa, so she could hopefully help with earning some income until we get other marriage visa approved. That costs $440, but also requires to have back up money of $5,000!!! to show that she can support herself.

To sum this all up, we are hoping that God provides around $7,500. We are asking that you would seriously pray about this and see if you have income that you can spare. Or that maybe God will put someone else's name on your heart to ask help from. Or that maybe God speaks to you to speak to us about what to do in this. In any case, please pray for our visas, finances, God providing. And listen to what He has to say. We hope to see God's provision in this as He already has shown Himself in so many ways. We appreciate every prayer and every help we can get! You are also welcome to spread this prayer/help request to your small group, Bible study, church etc.

If people are interested in more of our story, you can find Mirjam's website here:  http://mirjam.ee/ and Peter's here: http://panda.id.au/

Thank you for taking time to read this and praying for us! Every prayer matters!!!

Be blessed!
Peter and Mirjam.
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Update 3
Posted by Peter Anderson
9 months ago
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Dear friends and family,

We thought it's about time to update you all on what has happened in the last week or so. On the 25th of June Mirjam left Bible college and started a 40 hour journey from Mariager, Denmark to Coffs Harbour, Australia. She packed her life into one suitcase and one duffel bag and bravely travelled around the world to start a new chapter of her life with Peter in Australia. She travelled via Turkey and Singapore, and though she was in the Istanbul airport where the terrible attacks happened, praise God that she was there a few days earlier!

On the 27th of June Mirjam arrived in Sydney where Peter met her and they drove back to Coffs together. Unfortunately her suitcase didn't arrive with her, and so she had to survive a few days without the majority of her clothes, laptop, toiletries, etc. Thankfully though her suitcase was eventually found and returned to her in Coffs.

We are now back in Coffs together and continuing to plan our upcoming wedding in August. There is still a lot to do, but we're happy to be finally doing it together. Our long-distance relationship has ended and our short-distance relationship has started!

Thank you once again to everyone who made it possible to get Mirjam to Australia! We greatly appreciate your support and praise God for your generosity and His blessings.

Blessings,
Peter & Mirjam.
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Update 2
Posted by Peter Anderson
11 months ago
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Dear friends and family,

We have news! We have now bought Mirjam's tickets to fly to Australia! Yay! She'll be arriving in Sydney on the 27th of June and we'll be driving back to Coffs that day. Praise God that we found decent flights as with each passing day the good ones were getting dearer or selling out altogether. Also, for those of you who may not have heard yet, we've set a wedding date! We'll be getting married on the 6th of August 2016 (yes, this year). More yay!!!

As per our original GoFundMe notice, we still need $5,000 for Mirjam to show that she can support herself while she's here, and she'll need that when she comes through immigration on the 27th of June. Impossible? Maybe by worldy standards, but we serve an awesome God and with God all things are possible! So please consider giving if you haven't already. Every little bit helps, and we need all the support we can get. Thank you!

Blessings,
Peter & Mirjam.
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Update 1
Posted by Peter Anderson
11 months ago
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Dear friends and family,

Here is an update on where we are at with our fundraiser to get Mirjam to Australia. We have applied for Mirjam's working holiday visa, and it has been approved! Praise God for this! Mirjam is now able to come to live and work in Australia for up to 12 months. The next step is to actually book her plane tickets. We plan to do this in the coming week before the prices increase too much, but we're still short on finances...

So for those of you who are thinking of supporting us but haven't been able to yet, we hope you'll be able to do so in the next few days so that we can have enough money ready to purchase Mirjam's flights (we're tying to allow $2,000 for flights, and currently have $700 - thanks again to all those who have already donated!).

Blessings,
Peter & Mirjam.
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$4,851 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 28 people in 11 months
Created May 14, 2016
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Anonymous
9 months ago
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Ed & Lois Drummond
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Tina Wirtz
10 months ago
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10 months ago
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Evita Vecozola
10 months ago
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Kindness Kitty
10 months ago

Lovely to see you both together. God has a wonderful future ahead for you both as you walk with Him.

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Robyn Anderson
10 months ago

Dear Peter & Mirjam Proverbs 3:5-6 Lots of love always from Nanna & Bobby xx

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