It is just a beginning, but Rev. Sakala has received a letter from Immigration Canada to go and get the 'Medicals' part of the process completed within the next ninety days. Hallelujah! One caveat: only Rev. Mastard has his letter, the rest of the family are still waiting for theirs, but we all live in hope. The completed Medicals are the last stage before the issuing of Visas.
The Sally Sunshine in me suggests that the four applications of the Sakala Family would be more or less attached to one another so the other three notices should appear soon.
In a recent Chronicle Journal newspaper article it was reported that Immigration Canada is about 90% back on track in their processing of Immigration Applications. This is good news as everything was virtually shut down since March. There is a backlog, of course, but it seems that Immigration Canada is eager(!) to work through this backlog as quickly as possible. And the best news is that Rev. M's letter indicates his application is still 'on the table', not lost forever in an administrative wilderness. Carry on Immigration Canada!!!!
(Submitted by Christina Stricker, Chair of the Search Committee)