We wanted to update you all with our application process. We have officially applied for citizenship to Australia. We have to take a test and have an interview on 18 March. Please pray that all would go well with this process and that it will be processed prior to our leaving for furlough in July. Answer a few inquiries:
Why would you apply for citizenship?
Great question, one minor benefit is ease of travel and other minor benefits. The key reason would be show our commitment to the people we work with and are reaching for Christ to the ministry of serving in Australia.
Why now and not when you arrived?
We have to wait for four years of residing in Australia to be able to apply. So, it does add a bit of stress onto the year, but it is worth the effort.
You have to take a test?
Yes, it is newly introduced. It is a means of learning some of the history and details of Australia. It is not too hard, but it is a test.
Please pray for the process to go smoothly and we would love to show you our Australian passports when we come back to the US.
The adventure continues...
Russ & Cathy Matthews