Plans and Procedures

I wanted to share some general information about our trip, so this is a modified version of our itinerary. [Eastern European Country] is eight hours ahead of IL, but we covet your prayers on our court days, etc. Chance, Ginger, Nasko, (E), and Louis: 

While in [EEC], we will be reachable by Facebook Messenger international calling and FaceTime. We will be checking our emails: pastornewingham@gmail.com and chanceginger@gmail.com . The phone feature of our cell phones will be turned off after we leave Chicago. We will be buying a phone in [EEC] in order to maintain contact with our in-country attorney.

Emergency Contact Info:

Ginger’s parents will be our point of contact with the most up-to-date information while they are still in the US.

While they are traveling, Chance’s mom will be our point of contact.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Chance, Ginger, Nasko and Louis Newingham leave Springfield to fly to Chicago, Illinois and Frankfurt, Germany with the final destination being [Eastern European Country].

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Upon our arrival in [EEC], a taxi from Lilija Plus Real Estate Agency will pick us up from the airport and take us to our apartment.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Daina, the attorney in [EEC], will pick us up at our apartment at 9:30 AM to take us to the orphanage.

We will travel to E’s baby house and meet with the orphanage director and social worker. We will meet E on this day as well.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Newinghams will go to the orphan court and complete an interview before being given permission to host E.

(I believe) we will then travel to his baby house to pick him up after court.

During our stay, a social worker will visit E a few times in our apartment to ensure that our hosting is going smoothly.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The US Embassy in [EEC] is hosting an Independence Day celebration. The Newinghams hope to attend (with other families also completing adoptions at this time).

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Newinghams plan to attend church at Rita Zvaigzne (Morning Star Church of [EEC]). Services are at 11:00 AM.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Roger and Merry Ann (Ginger’s mother and father) will leave Springfield to fly to Chicago, Illinois and Frankfurt, Germany with the final destination being [EEC].

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Roger and Merry Ann will stay in the Radisson Hotel for their entire trip.

The Newinghams plan to attend church at Rita Zvaigzne (Morning Star Church of [EEC]). Services are at 11:00 AM.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Newinghams will return to court for a hearing in which we will ask to take E to the US on a visa for an extended hosting period.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

An interview will be conducted in order for a visa to be issued for E.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The visa will be available to be picked up.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Roger, Merry Ann, Chance, Ginger, Nasko, E and Louis will leave [EEC] to fly to Frankfurt, Germany and Chicago, IL with the final destination being Springfield, IL.

We will land (completely exhausted) in Springfield around 10:05 PM.

Little Plane, Big Plane, Medium Plane

Summer School with Nasko