The decision has been made after input from board members, Steve, Dennis and Vickie and Drew to head on over on a tourist VISA and work the rest out from within South Africa.  I am driving to Chicago tomorrow to go to the South African Consulate to pickup my passport Friday morning.  I have talked to them and they said I just needed to come in and it would be ready for me.  I have booked my flight.

I leave on the 18th of September, spend the 19th of September, which just happens to be my birthday in Frankfurt, Germany, then head to Cape Town for an arrival on September 20th.

I am super excited to see everyone!

Thanks so much for all of your prayers and encouragement through this process!!