Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Good News

I don't know when I will be able to post all the details, but, we heard yesterday that our final legal problem in Venezuela has been resolved! We were reluctant to believe it and had to confirm all the facts, because this has been an ongoing battle for over 20 months. But...it is true and has been confirmed by the the US authorities!

This problem involved our plane and the Venezuelan government. We were charged illegal fines of up to $120,000 US. And at another point, $87,000 US. All of this became so difficult and hostile that the US State department became involved.

All charges are cleared!!!!

All fines are canceled!!!!

I have often asked for prayer for this matter and was not able to discuss it with you all in detail, but prayer has made a difference! In spite of the desires of some cabinet level ministers of the Venezuelan government, God has allowed for this to be worked out in our favor!!! Amen!!!

28 comments:

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

Wonderful! Praise the Lord!

redneck preacher said...

Rejoicing with you.

I met a guy from BIMI in Lancaster that had good things to say about you. Can't remember his name.

Send a mission packet to our address if you will and we will take you on with regular prayer. Too small to add $ for you.

HTOITA

serendip said...

I come to visit after a few weeks and this is the best news I've heard all day. What a relief. I'm so happy for you. I've been busy with work and don't have much time to blog or browse my favorite blogs. I've missed you.

Amanda said...

Praise our awesome God!

Rebecca said...

PRAISE THE LORD! BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!

Stephen Renico said...

JM,

I didn't know about this problem until I read this message.

Most disturbing, though, is that Venezuela actually has the power to collect a fine against an American in America??

Kimberly said...

Good news, praise the Lord!

The Merry Widow said...

When the Judge is your Father, your Lawyer is your Big Brother and the Witness is your Best Friend...heheheheheh! I love a rigged court!
It is a huge praise, I'm sure that the government would have loved to seize the plane and any assets the mission board had in country, but instead they have to wave bye-bye!
My heart goes out to the indians that are stuck without that lifesaver! May G*D have mercy, continue to work among them, strengthen and uphold them and reveal HIMSELF mightily to them!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Penless Thoughts said...

Your, and our, advocate was, and is, the LORD!
Susan

groovyoldlady said...

Halleluiah!

Our God is an awesome God!

We are rejoicing with you by making homemade blueberry scones and eating them without you because if I sent them to you they'd be ruined before you got them and that would just destroy the whole spirit of joy and happiness. I certainly would not want to do that!

ElĂ­zabeth said...

HA! I guess they just wanted to you out of the country.

Anyway it is good news!

Liz

Jungle Mom said...

Stephen,
They had wanted us to "donate" the plane. We managed to get the plane out of Venezuela and over to Trinidad quickly. This seemed to anger them. However, they would not release the registration of the plane. This meant we could not fly, sale or move the plane in anyway. The FAA could not register the plane under US registry until Venezuela released the Venezuelan registration. They could only invent charges against us, but yes, they were charging us for doing "illegal" flights.

Jungle Mom said...

serendip, good to hear from you!!!

Gayle said...

So they actually tried to steal your plane! GRRRR!

I'm so happy this has been resolved, Rita.

Farmer John said...

I guess that they no longer had the leverage needed to enforce their mordita...

Charles said...

Prayers answered. YES !!!

A Note From Theresa said...

Thats great! So happy to hear that!

Tina said...

yeah!!!!Praise the Lord!!!!

Mountain Mama said...

Yes I have been praying for you and yours and your ministry. God is faithful.Praise his wonderful name!

Heather said...

Praise the LORD :)

Brooke said...

Fantastic! :D

Sarah Joy said...

Praise the Lord! I'm so glad our government stepped in and stopped the bullying! It must be such a relief off your minds. A blessing to hear!

Obob said...

glad t see the good guys win one. Well done and take care

Dawn said...

PRAISE THE LORD!! What wonderful news.

MK said...

Thank the Lord, it's worked out JM, glad to hear it.

Happymama said...

Praise the Lord! God is bigger than that!!!!!

:)

~Kristi

Pat said...

TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HATH DONE!!!

gecko said...

This is wonderful news, I can imagine the weight that has been lifted!