Monday, 17 November 2008

CRB Check

As part of the application process for my new job with Mercy Ships I need a background check with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). I got the forms over a month ago and sent them back to Mercy Ships UK to process the application. Unfortunately, they were in the process of changing providers of the preliminary CRB check process and so my form hasn't been sent off to the CRB. To compound matters, the form I had completed was addressed to the former provider rather than the new one so I need to fill in a new form! It usually takes 4 weeks or so to get a CRB check back.

The problem is I can't get my visa stuff from Mercy Ships in Texas until they get a copy of my CRB check.

Please pray that the forms are processed quickly and we aren't delayed in receiving our visas.


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Bon Voyage...

Well today we dropped off the bulk of our possessions at the UK warehouse in Stevenage. They will be picked up tomorrow and head off to meet the ship in Tenerife via the Mercy Ships warehouse in Holland.

We have been frantically packing since Friday evening when we first found out that we needed everything there by today - at least we don't need to think about what needs to go on the container anymore...

Please pray it all arrives safely - some of the children's most prized toys are in the shipment.