Dear Praying Friends,
We got tested again for Covid-19, since our tickets are booked for tomorrow. For those of you who haven't flown in awhile, we are required to have negative Covid-19 reports that are less than 3 days old when we fly. And yes - we finally all tested negative - hooray!
The test has gotten progressively more painful. They stick a swab up your nose to get some goop for a sample. It used to tickle a bit, but now they do both nostrils, and stick the swab up so far and so long that we all either yelled or cried. But it was worth it!
Please continue to pray. There are many new rules for international travel, and we want to make sure that we do everything right. Please also pray that we will have safe travel.
Thank you so much for your prayers. God's timing is best. We're so excited, and we hope to see you when we get back!
With great joy,
Scott, Elina, Linus, Jane and Livy
Dear Valley Family,
E and I both tested negative a little over a week ago! It was a Rapid Antigen Test, not acceptable for flying, but the docs said it is just as accurate. We haven't heard anything negative from the airline, and we're trying to be careful, and hoping we have some immunity, so that we can fly this Monday (early morning your time) to K (big city in this country), and Monday (late afternoon your time) toward the USA.
The only other issue is that our Covid-19 tests have to have a QR code on them, so that the airport security can make sure our tests aren't fake or altered by accessing our tests on the hospital website. Unfortunately, no hospitals in this state have QR codes or know anything about them. The worst-case scenario with that is, we'd have to take another test in K. Expensive, unpleasant, but not a big deal.
We welcome your prayers for testing negative, safe travels, and actually getting to travel! Feel free to share this.
The T Family