We have been accepted with Asas de Socorro!!
After a long day of more processes, we just had a meeting with the main recruitment couple and the president and his wife. It was a GREAT meeting. And, we were accepted.
First of all, today started early as usual. Joel went to fly the simulator and do more maintenance testing. I went to get my nails done. :) Seriously, it was part of my "cultural" experience. :) Anyhow, so me and Kristin spent a few hours at the salon getting all prettied up.
We got back and Joel and I had lunch with Milton and Haidi. Then we came back to the aviation school to get grilled...it was interview time. This whole week has been one big interview really, but this afternoon was the time when the whole group (almost) was together and got to ask us a jillion and one questions if they wanted to. It was a fun time and they asked great questions.
Then we had free time...the first free time we've had all week. We drove around the city (Anapolis isn't huge, but the population is about 300,000 just to give you an idea) for a while and wanted to go gift and souvenir shopping, but everything closes around 1:30 on Saturdays here. So, we drove around and then found ourselves at McDonald's. :) Yes, we came to Brazil to go to McDonald's. But, we have had Brazilian food all week and didn't really know of where the best places were to go (we were by ourselves), so Mickey D's it was.
We came back to our room, did a few last-minute things, talked to Freda (the owner of the gorgeous house where we are staying), and then headed over to Steve and Kristin's to find out our fate.
Like I said, it was a great meeting and we are just super excited to be accepted with such a SUPER organization. We love these people already and we feel like God has already knit our hearts together. It's all very exciting.
There is much to be done and many things to pray about and figure out. We still aren't sure of a timeframe and won't be until we look into some things after we get back to the States. But, we will definitely keep you posted.
Thanks so much for your prayers during this time. We have had a great trip!! We will start our travel back to Boston tomorrow afternoon. Our first flight leaves at 7:40PM Brazilian time (1 hour ahead of Boston time; 2 hours ahead of Texas/Louisiana time) and we arrive in Boston Monday afternoon at 2:43 Boston time. So, please just continue to pray for safe travel...and comfortable travel esp. for me and my feet, which have started becoming tree trunks by the end of the day if I don't put them up regularly.
Again, thanks so much and I will post again after we get back to the States.