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Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving! 

Greetings from Michigan.  Our family traveled from Bulgaria in the beginning of November.  We are grateful for a wonderful couple of weeks with family and friends to connect, recover from jetlag and plan for the coming months.  We'd love to schedule a visit with you!  

Here is a quick update about our family.  Last year, during our time in the US, we sensed God calling us to something new.  After moving seven times since we have been together, our hearts longed to settle permanently and give the boys a "forever home."  Since we have always followed the Lord's leading for our family, we began to take steps toward transitioning our ministry in Bulgaria and returning to Michigan late summer 2021. 
The largest piece of this transition is the boys' American citizenship. Since we adopted Matthias and Elijah domestically in Bulgaria, we were required to wait two years to apply for their citizenship, which elapsed in June 2021.  Although we diligently researched the process, we did not make proper allowances for the delays due to the pandemic.  Unfortunately at this time, USCIS cannot give us an expectation of how long this process will take.  We have exhausted every possible channel to expedite the citizenship to no avail.  Therefore, we find ourselves returning our focus to ministry in Bulgaria as we wait. You can watch a short video update here.

We are excited that we will be able to support the St. John's Home as it welcomes the first residents in the months to come and the other essential ministries in Bulgaria, such as a new group of church plants next year, the Pure Farm and the Bible School. 
Thank you for faithfully supported us through prayers and financial partnership; we need your help now more than ever during our waiting period. 

Would you consider a monthly commitment to support our family in this season?   Click here to join us in transforming lives and communities with the love of Jesus in Bulgaria.
 

As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to send warm holiday blessings to you and your family!  We are so thankful to share our journey with each of you. 

Gratefully,
David, Jill, Matthias, and Elijah Sweet 

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