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Colombia Visa Update
Hello,
I was very pleased with the meetings with the Senators and our Representative about our visas. The offices of Senator Durbin and Representative Weller both agreed to write letters on our behalf to sent to the Colombian government and to include with our application that we will submit personally on 9/8 at the Chicago Colombian Consulate. Evidently many of the about 400 persons I asked to pray did so. THANK YOU!
I now ask your prayers for 9/8 and thereafter until we get an answer from the Consulate. If our visas come soon enough I plan to leave for Colombia about Sept. 30 and stay until Dec. 20.
I want to take this opportunity to report regarding my fund raising. Because of the generosity of many of you, I have raised about $6,500 to date. I need about $4,000 yet. If you know of someone who might be interested in the opportunity to support my peacemaking, could you please share a description of my work with them and ask them if they would like to see a copy of the booklet that describes my work and vision. The purpose of the booklet is to share with others about my work and to assist in raising funds. I would be glad to send an electronic or paper copy of this booklet to you or others whom you know would be interested even if they are unsure whether they would give financial support.

Keep praying for peace,
Jim

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