Visa issues potentially threaten our July 1st departure date. We had been under the assumption that we would depart on July 1st with or without the proper visa and get it straightened out upon reaching Japan, but we have been asked not to do that. The issues we are having with our visa are minor, perhaps boiling down to a miscommunication or lost email message.
It is completely within God’s power to overcome these issues and clear the path for us. If our departure is delayed, it would be much more worthwhile to understand the reason God chose to delay our departure than to stew over the inconvenience.
For now, we simply do what is within our power to do: bless the name of the Lord and pray for His will to be done.