I was called this morning by Wahab from Pakistan. Remember, he is the son of my friend back in Barcelona. I have asked in a previous post for you to pray for his visa application to study in England. Here is the quick news and follow-up.
The first pass on the application was refused. The British Embassy is suspicious of everything related to Pakistan these days because of recent events as you can probably imagine. So, each visa application is treated with extra scrutiny and this is the case with Wahab's application as well. He is hopeful that the second review will go well and has submitted more important, supporting documents to help his case. He has 28 days from yesterday for a second phase to his application. Please pray that his visa will be granted.
So, please make a concerted effort to pray for Wahab, for his visa application to study accounting in England, and for the entire process to go smoothly and quickly.
Another prayer request. I spoke with Wahab's father, Austin, over Christmas and learned that he had a mild heart attack in early December. He is doing better now but will need an angioplasty procedure to repair a damaged vein in his heart. Wahab was grateful his father was under excellent medical care in Barcelona but also somewhat anxious that he, nor anyone in his family, could be there to be with his father. They have been separated if you recall for over 6 years. So pray for Austin as well, for his health and for the separation from those who love him, his family. Pray for God's abundant comfort, for healing, for good health and for a successful medical procedure.
I will be visiting Austin in March during a trip to Europe. Thanks for joining me in prayer for these very special friends and partners in the Gospel.