We are Tim and Janice Phillips. We are Partnering with parents by caring for their children while they are at school. This is where we will update you about our life in Niger, West Africa and the children in our care.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
On my way
photo taken on July 27 one week after we entered the US.
Many of you know that I (Janice) am Canadian and the rest of the family are American. So far we have managed fine with a greencard. However that card is due to be renewed in February 2017, I know still four years away... however we are planning on being back in Niger this summer until June 2017. So I will not be in the US to renew it. In speaking to an immigration officer this morning, he advised me to go ahead and get my citizenship. He said if we do not leave the US for the next 8 months I should be able to get my citizenship before we are due to go back to Niger in June/July. Please pray with us that the timetable will be right and that we will be able to go back as a family next summer all with US passports! :) We went ahead and put down $250 dollars to start the process! I am excited and feeling like I just stepped off a ledge, hoping the net of citizenship will catch me before I land! Stepping out in faith. He is able.