Jump to content

Faith should never be underestimated!


8 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria

I just had to share this story with everyone! We all know that they tell you at the embassy when you are approved...to not make travel arrangements until visa in hand..right? Well...being the organized, well-thought out, detail-oriented, somewhat worrisome, control freak I am...could not imagine trying to wait till the last minute to book his flight! Was afraid the flight would be full, the ticket would be astronomical, or something would go wrong and delay his homecoming. He always said he wished he could just drag his suitcase to the embassy and leave for the airport the second he got the visa!...LOL

Anyway...For some reason last Friday, I got a sudden burst of the "holy spirit" and got online to check all the travel sites for tickets. I even called Delta to get the costs booking direct from them. It turned out Travelocity had the lowest ticket for the Delta flight straight to Atlanta, with a connecting flight to San Francsico. It was $1616, and it said it was the last seat at that price! I called them and found out what would happen if I booked it, then had to change it...and basically they would apply what I paid, then charge me for the difference, plus $200 (which is pretty standard) I stayed on the phone for a long time explaining my situation to the rep and asking her opinion if I should take a chance booking it..she was very nice and told me all the scenerios. I actually prayed about it right there on the phone...and decided to take the chance. I got the last seat!

So all week I was a nervous wreck! My hubby was happy, but a little worried I had got the ticket, until I told him I had prayed about it..and that it was the last ticket. He just knew it was a sign, and he was soooooo confident and relaxed the whole week, while I was tripping..lol. Then today when he called to tell me he got the visa..I just lost it! I had prayed and cried all night, and barely slept. Immediately after getting off the phone with him..I looked up the price of the ticket, and it was $2399 thru Sunday...then $2499 next Monday-Wednesday...and on Thursday it shot up to $3400! I couldnt believe we had saved $800+!

I know our prayers and faith in God made it all possible...We prayed every night together for almost a year, and will continue to thank him for his amazing grace and love!

Never lose hope...God does answer prayers, even in your darkest hours! Just be open to hear his calling, and let it consume you. AMEN!

God Bless (L)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Nigeria

Thank you for sharing this wonderful testimony. Without faith we cannot please God, no matter how holy or righteous we may be. It is always good to see the children of the most high display astonishing faith and trust in him, no matter how bleak or desperate the situation may present itself. Our God is an awesome God, and I give Him all the praise, thanksgiving, adoration and exaltation, for the wonderful things He has done in your life. Blessed be His holy name. Congratulations.

[center][/center]Citizenship Journey

04/16/12: Package sent to TX LOckbox

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

That is a wonderful story. Enjoy your weekend!!! You deserve it!

K-1 Visa Journey

03/10/2007 - Sent I-129F to NSC

06/05/2007 - Approved

06/25/2007 - NVC Case Number received

07/05/2007 - Fiance received Packets 3 and 4

09/06/2007 - INTERVIEW----- APPROVED

09/13/2007 - VISA IN HAND

09/14/2007 - POE AT JFK

10/26/2007 - Wedding

01/17/2008 - Email from CRIS that I-129 was approved!

AOS Journey

10/28/2007 - AOS mailed to Chicago via Federal Express

10/29/2007 - AOS received at Chicago

11/05/2007 - NOA for I-131, I-485, I-765

12/28/2007 - Biometrics

12/29/2007 - Case appeared on USCIS website

12/31/2007 - EAD Card Production Ordered; AP Approved

01/10/2008 - AP Received in mail

01/12/2008 - EAD Card Recieved in mail

07/24/2008 - AOS Interview

07/30/2008 -Card Production Ordered


04/30/2010 - ROC mailed to CA via USPS Express Mail

08/10/2010 - EAD Card Production Ordered; AOS Approved

04/24/2011 - Mailed N-400

05/12/2011 - Received I-797C

06/08/2011 - Biometrics

07/25/2011 - N-400 Interview

07/25/2011 - Oath Ceremony


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Nigeria

I forgot to add, that if anyone decides to book a flight thru Travelocity from a country listed on "fraud alert" You will need to speak to a supervisor when booking with a creditcard and make sure they do the proper bank verification and security checks. We almost had a problem with them cancelling the ticket cuz the agent didnt follow proper protocol. Will explain more later, when I know he has made the flight for sure. Nothing in Naija is ever easy!!!!!!!!!

God Bless (L)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Ghana

So, when is he coming home?

GHANA.GIFBassi and Zainab US1.GIF

I-129F Sent: 6-18-2007

Interview date: 6-24-2008

Pick up Visa: 6-27-2008

Arrive JFK POE: 7-2-2008

Marriage: 7-9-2008


mailed AOS, EAD, AP: 8-22-2008

NOA AOS, EAD, AP: 8-27-2008

Biometrics: 9-18-2008

AOS Transferred to CSC: 9-25-2008

Requested EAD Expedite: 11-12-2008

EAD Card production ordered: 11-12-2008 changed to 11/17/2008 Why? (I hope it doesn't change every week!)

Received AP: 11/17/2008

Received EAD: 11/22/08 (Praise God!!)

AOS RFE: 1/29/2009

AOS Approved: 3/24/2009

Called USCIS 4/1/2009 told no status change and case not yet reviewed from RFE request.

Received green card: 4/3/2009

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great story. I think he comes tonight Zaina. It isn't my SO, but I am excited to read her good news. There is a flight path right over my house so around eleven something tonight if I hear a plane I'll think of them. LOL :jest:

The longer it takes to introduce yourself the less you've actually accomplished

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Cameroon

Thank you for sharing your story of FAITH, that's a wonderful story, and it's true. That makes it even more special. :dance::dance:


03-17-07 Mailed

03-23-07 Recvd fwd to CSC NOA1

03-27-07 Update

APPROVED 09-05-07

09-06-07 Update

09-10-07 NOA2 in mail


04-04-07 Mailed

04-24-07 Updated Recvd NBC NOA1

04-26-07 Update

05-08-07 Update

05-11-07 Update trnsfr to CSC

05-15-07 Update

05-17-07 Recvd trnsfr letter in mail

06-05-07 Update case pending @ CSC

06-06-07 Update

APPROVED 09-05-07

09-06-07 Update

09-10-07 NOA2 in mail

09-27-07 Arrived at NVC

10-06-07 NVC notice via mail

10-31-07 Mailed to the Embassy

11-04-07 Recvd at the Embassy

02-20-08 Medical Appointment

03-11-08 Redo Police record

04-11-08 Interview

02-17-09 Interview

06-04-09 redo medical & Police Record

06-09-09 Resubmit info @ Embassy


A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -

Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
  • Create New...