Paraguay Fundraising Page

(Last edited 20th of January 2022)


We're going to Paraguay!

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After much prayer and research we have decided to, in faith, start the process to move to Paraguay and at the same time renew our expired passports. The Lord has been opening doors and we expect that the last ones will be opened when we start to walk in faith.

Below are a couple of links that explains our situation.

Forced Vaccination in Tonga
Locked in until He returns?
No Vaccination - No Banking
100 Hiroshima Bombs and Mark of The Beast Rehearsal
The Juice is Good...in Paraguay!
An update about Paraguay, IRS and Vaccine Requirements
IRS, will you steal our money?
Church, THIS IS IT! Tonga Visa Waiver!
Correction about the Tonga Visa Waiver

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Amount needed...

In total: USD $35,000.

Received so far...

USD 28,356.

I will adjust this amount for various fees that we have to pay to receive your gift. See options below for details.

The money will be used for...

Current status...

We will need an additional USD 5,294 to make the trip to Paraguay and pay the government visa application fees there. We've already been offered a temporary place to stay in Paraguay. If the Lord leads you, please contribute below!

Money spent so far: USD $22,861

Activity log

I'll try to write down everything related to our residency application and move to Paraguay here. Costs, paperwork, specific prayer requests and more.

June - Consultations with translator, legal counsel in Paraguay 17th of June 2022 - Finished this page. :) - Arranged with POA, USD $16 - Arranged with Affidavits - Signed agreement with translator and registered service provider in Paraguay - Arranged with birth certificate for Timothy, USD $19 - Sent in applications for Swedish police clearances. - Asked the Swedish embassy in Canberra: What do we need to do to get a "samordningnummer" for Timothy? - The embassy replied:
"In order to register your child with the Swedish Tax Agency, you will need to apply at a Swedish Honorary Consulate for a coordination number. To find your nearest Consulate, see link below: longlink You will need for your appointment the original of: The form "Förnamn och efternamn” (attached), signed by both parents Child's birth certificate Proof that the mother has carried and given birth to the child, i.e. discharge summary/letter from doctor, midwife Valid photo ID for applicant, if available Valid photo ID for both parents (Swedish passport for Swedish parent/s) If Swedish parent has dual citizenship, please bring citizenship certificate. If not, please bring copy of Visa for Australia. Parent’s marriage certificate If child is over the age of 18, they must also show proof of retaining Swedish Citizenship: longlink The child must be present. All certified copies from consulate plus the form attached, needs to be emailed and posted to Embassy of Sweden in Canberra, Australia! The Embassy requests a coordination number ("samordningsnummer") from Skatteverket in Sweden. The decision will be sent to the parents by post from Skatteverket. The coordination number will look different to Swedish person-number, as Swedish Tax Agency will add ‘60’ to the birthdate. After receiving the decision, you will be able to apply for a passport for the child."
Timothy needs a "samordningnumber" before we can request an "extract from the population register" which we need for our residency application in Paraguay. The number is also needed before we can apply for a temporary passport for Timothy. The "extract from the population register" can only be sent by snail mail to our registered address here in Tonga and needs to be apostilled by a lawyer in Sweden, meaning, we need to send the papers back to Sweden by courier as soon as we receive them. The lawyer will then send them back to us apostilled. Since we have not been allowed to go to the hospital we took a photo of the birth, when Timothy and my wife still were connected by the spinal cord. We also saved the placenta in the freezer. Hopefully that will be enough as evidence. We can't fly to Nuku'alofa were the Swedish consul is located, we neither have funds or the required v-card. I've asked the embassy for an alternative solution. Please pray we can solve it here in Vava'u. - Received $25 through BuyMeACoffee. USD $22.5 will remain after fees. 18th of June 2022 - Started to work on the Paraguay Fundraising App. The app will allow users to follow the progress and donate conveniently directly within the app through Google Play. - Started to work on a way to setup PayPal donations through my daughter Jemimas PayPal account. It's not possible to receive funds through PayPal in Tonga. - Updated the "Paraguay Fundraising Page". 19th of June 2022 - Received $160 through BuyMeACoffee. USD $144 will remain after fees. - Received USD $22 in Ethereum. 20th of June 2022 - I just received a response from the Swedish Embassy in Canberra regarding "samordningsnummer" for Timothy:
You must present in person with your child to Swedish consulate in Tonga for this to happen. There is no other way. I have checked with Swedish MFA also.
This means that we can't get Timothy registered with SKV unless Lulutai Airlines removes the vaccine requirements or we find another way to get to Nuku'alofa. In either case, this will increase the cost for us with perhaps USD $1,500-$2,000. As a last resort I'm going to suggest, to the embassy, that we make a video call, in person, together with someone who can verify our documents. My hopes are frail. - The only ferry who takes passengers from Neiafu to Nuku'alofa requires a v-card. The same goes for Lulutai Airlines. As far as we can see, we're currently unable to leave Vava'u. We need more prayers! 21st of June 2022 - The Swedish embassy replied again:
No you and child must personally visit the Swedish consulate in Tonga.
22nd of June 2022 - Paid for Swedish police clearances, USD $130. - Added WISE as a way to donate to us. Instructions below on this page. 23rd of June 2022 - Finished the Paraguay Fundraising App. Donate and follow progress in real time. - USD $20 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. - Verified with WISE to receive bank transfers in USD, EUR and other major currencies. 24th of June 2022 - Jemima Tibell, my daughter, is now accepting donations through PayPal on behalf of the family. - Received USD $290 through PayPal. - Received USD $26 through WISE. No fees for WISE to WISE transfers! - Refunded USD $20 sent through Paraguay Fundraising App. 1st of July 2022 - Celebrations and reunions when Vanuatu opened up their borders for all international travellers. 3rd of July 2022 - We're still unable to leave Vava'u. Both air and water are closed for us, making it impossible to present Timothy to the Swedish consul in Tonga. Please pray! 4th of July 2022 - Australia will finally remove their Covid vaccine requirements for international arrivals on July the 6th. Hopefully their new policy will spread to Tonga and Fiji soon. 8th of July 2022 - Tonga borders slowly re-opening in August. I still don't know exactly what this means more than it's a step in the right direction. 12th of July 2022 - After some technical problems Jemima and Benjamin have been able to set up a GiveSendGo page for us. GiveSendGo is a Christian fundraising site with minimal fees. Benjamin will receive the funds on behalf of the family. - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. 13th of July 2022 - USD $50 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you sister! 16th of July 2022 - The Tonga Government has today handed back bookings to airlines and travel agents. Air New Zealand will start commercial flights in September with three flights per week. It is still not clear what this means for unvaccinated. We're still unable to travel within Tonga. 18th of July 2022 - USD $2,035 received through WISE. God bless you brother! - Initial payment for translations and fees, Paraguay application, USD $1620. 23rd of July 2022 - The borders of Tonga will open for all double-injected on the 1st of August. Domestic travel is still impossible for us. Who knows, this old song might soon get a new, more "down to earth" meaning. Would you like to pick us up? 27th of July 2022 - USD $98 received through GiveSendGo. - Tried to contact IRS today, again. You can read about it on this page. 28th of July 2022 - USD $82 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. - USD $200 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you brother! (my email bounced back when I emailed you...) - USD $95 received through PayPal. 29th of July 2022 - USD $515 received through WISE. 30th of July 2022 - USD $164 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. - USD $3,000 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you sister! 2nd of August 2022 - JUST GOT THE NEWS! Travel restrictions removed for Vava'u from TODAY! It means we're able to travel to Nuku'lofa to start the process for emergency passports! It will take more money than we have now, please contribute if you can, God bless you! - Confirmed with the local ferry company, no V-Card required! 3rd of August 2022 - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. 5th of August 2022 - We believe it's time for us to move from Vava'u to Nuku'alofa. 6th of August 2022 - USD $92 received through PayPal on 1st of August. Sorry about the delay. - USD $46 received through PayPal. 7th of August 2022 - Received USD USD $295 in Dash. 17th of August 2022 - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. 18th of August 2022 - USD $82 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. - USD $24 received through PayPal. - USD $10 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you for your prayer brother! 19th of August 2022 - Received the Police Clearances and the Extract from the Population Register from Sweden. Will now send them back with courier to have them apostilled by a Swedish Notary Public. - USD $92 received through PayPal. 21st of August 2022 - USD $48 received through PayPal. 26th of August 2022 - USD $53 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you for the Word! 28th of August 2022 - Received $10 through BuyMeACoffee. 29th of August 2022 - USD $20.50 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. 1st of September 2022 - USD $20 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. 6th of September 2022 - USD $98 received through PayPal. 9th of September 2022 - An unexpected answer to prayer. Tonga Cabinet today approved the waiver of Visa overstay fees. This means that we can lawfully leave Tonga without punishment, but the window is only 3 months. Read more on this link. - USD $20 received through GiveSendGo. - USD $50 received through GiveSendGo. - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. - USD $500 received through GiveSendGo. 10th of September 2022 - USD $92 received through PayPal. - USD $48 received through PayPal. - USD $24 received through PayPal. - Small change of plans. Instead of seeking residency in Paraguay before we leave Tonga, we will now aim to leave Tonga first to take advantage of the Visa Waiver program. Next step is now to move to Nuku'alofa to urgently arrange with papers and emergancy visas. Please pray for oil and rain! We only have 3 months to arrange with everything. - USD $20 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. 11th of September 2022 - USD $20 received through GiveSendGo. - USD $10 received through WISE. 12th of September 2022 - USD $14 received through PayPal. - USD $23 received through PayPal. 13th of September 2022 - USD $987 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you Jerry! - USD $987 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you Ariel at GiveSendGo! - It was a really nice surprise to see that Ariel at GiveSendGo selected our campaign as part of their Give Back program!!! - USD $250 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you for your kind words! - New Zealand abolish "The COVID-19 Protection Framework" completely. Great news for us! All vaccine/mask mandates and requirements for incoming travellers will be removed on September the 26th! 14th of September 2022 - Arranged with a certificed copy of the birth certificate for Timothy. USD $10. 15th of September 2022 - Paraguay work on a new immigration law. We need your prayers! 16th of September 2022 - We're leaving Vava'u on Monday! Read more here. - Bought tickets to go with the ferry from Vava'u to Tongatapu on Monday. Bought some bags for luggage. Total cost about USD $420. - Since it will be difficult to update the homepage without the desktop we've created a Facebook page for the move. Click here to go to the Facebook page. - USD $400 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! 17th of September 2022 - USD $130 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you brother! - We have not yet found an inexpensive place to stay in Nuku'alofa. Please pray! - Volcanic activity increasing ahead of our ferry trip. Depending on the weather we might be able to take some photos of the smoke on Monday. 18th of September 2022 - Volcanic activity at the Home Reef increasing ahead of our ferry trip. Volcano erupting. The ferry trip takes about 24 hours. 19th of September 2022 - USD $50 received through GiveSendGo. Tack Mona-Liza! Var det en stor polkagrisklubba jag fick av dig? - Ferry postponed until Thursday due to bad weather. 20th of September 2022 - Aviation Alert level for Tonga's Home Reef volcanic activity was raised from Yellow to Orange this morning. - An additional USD $4,800 will be required for tickets to Mexico after the paperwork is finished in Nuku'alofa. - Government fees and security deposit in Paraguay will cost about USD $8,000. We can file it as soon as we get the funds. Because of the new law it is a adviced to do it ASAP. 21st of September 2022 - USD $38 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you brother! 22nd of September 2022 - Left Vava'u with ferry. Will arrive in Tongatapu 24 hours later. Follow us on our temporary Facebook page. - Paid for extra luggage on the ferry, USD $30. 23rd of September 2022 - Arrived in Tongatapu. Found a temporary house in Nuku'alofa. Thanks Finau and family! Nathanael didn't like the bathroom door... - Spent USD $25 for transport of family and luggage from the wharf to our rental house. - Paid USD $200 for 1 week, temporary rental house in Nuku'alofa. 25th of September 2022 - USD $24 received through PayPal. - USD $20 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. 26th of September 2022 - Talked to immigration here in Nuku'alofa today. The information about the Visa Waiver was not complete. Read more here. - Prepared papers to register Timothy with the Swedish consul tomorrow. 27th of September 2022 - It turns out that banks took about 5% in fees and exchange rates when sending money from Switzerland, the funds raised with GiveSendGo, to Tonga. Our budget is tight and we might need to raise the total amount needed unless we find very cheap tickets. Euro has also lost value compared to USD, causing a currency loss of about 5%. Since Benjamin is in Switzerland we couldn't use USD for the GSG fundraiser. - Meeting scheduled with the Swedish consul today at 14. We will show Timothy to her to get him "registered". - Visited the Swedish consul Aloma Johansson today. Filed the papers for "registration" of Timothy. Aloma promised to send immigration a letter explaining why we couldn't renew our passports, hopefully the penalty fee will be removed. 28th of September 2022 - Going back to the Swedish consul today. Our expired passports were not enough for verification. They need our Tongan driving license too. (which were created based on our expired passports...) - USD $57 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you brother! - Need your prayers! We just got notice that we can't stay in this house. We didn't book it for more than week since we were promised another cheaper house in the beginning of this week. Right now we have 4 sick children with fever and don't know where to stay, starting from Friday. Hotel is way too expensive. 29th of September 2022 - USD $500 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - Talked to Tonga Fonua today. He and his wife will help us get a free house and also food if needed. They will even arrange with transportation. God bless them! Thank you for your prayers! Read We Got Shelter and Food! - Tonga lifts health restrictions, ends two States of Emergency. But vaccination still required for foreigners who wish to come here. - All we need now is a big chunk of cash and we could be on our way within weeks. - USD $50 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - USD $9 received through PayPal. God bless you! 30th of September 2022 - USD $72 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you for your prayers and kind words! God bless you! 1st of October 2022 - USD $200 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! 3rd of October 2022 - The Swedish authority approving names were not happy with Timothy 'Ofa Tibell. ' is not allowed in the beginning of names. We need to re-apply without the '. It will not have the same meaning but to avoid wasting time we will use Ofa instead. 'Ofa means Love in Tongan. The coordination number is issued when the name is approved. 5th of October 2022 - USD $70 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you and Thank you for your prayers brother! - USD $300 received through Western Union. God bless you sister! 6th of October 2022 - Payment service fee Paraguay residency application + transfer fee, USD $320 - Apostille birth certificate for Timothy, USD $23 7th of October 2022 - A coordination number has been issued for Timothy. We're now able to apply for emergency passports in the beginning of next week. 8th of October 2022 - USD $98 received through PayPal. God bless you daughter! 9th of October 2022 - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you sister and thank you for the encouragement! 10th of October 2022 - USD $2,399 received through WISE. God bless you precious grandma! 11th of October 2022 - The Swedish embassy in Canberra and the Swedish consul in Nuku'alofa have gone missing. Please pray that we get the speedy handling that we need. 12th of October 2022 - USD $50 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - Swedish consul got back to us today. We have to wait until Wednesday next week before we can submit our applications for emergency passports. 13th of October 2022 - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you for your kind words and prayers. God bless you sister Anna! - Received $100 through BuyMeACoffee. USD $92 remains after fees. - USD $962 received through WISE. God bless you brother! 15th of October 2022 - USD $50 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Raul and may the Lord be with you in Peru! 16th of October 2022 - USD $300 received through my Stay in Touch app. God bless you brother! 17th of October 2022 - Was in town and took passport photos today. They missed to include some of the photos and I didn't check them all before leaving, too crowded. We will have to go back tomorrow and redo it for two of us. USD $33. - Got notice that it's no longer possible to apply for residency with a POA. Now you have to be there in person. This complicates things a little. Our police clearances expires in December the 27th. Ordering new ones cost money and takes weeks, and we need to leave soon. Please pray! 19th of October 2022 - Submitted our applications for emergency passports today! Cost for applications, courier, transport and withdrawal fees, about USD $2100. - The new immigration law in Paraguay was signed into law yesterday. I'm still trying to understand exactly how this will effect us. Our agent in Paraguay is reading it right now. Our main concern are changes to fees and requirements. 21st of October 2022 - I didn't want to write about this topic again, but I believe I had to. Here is an update about Tickets to Mexico, the New Immigration Law in Paraguay and the role the power behind WHO has in it all. Please pray. - There are direct flights from Auckland to Santiago, Chile. Then there are direct flights from Santiago to Asuncion, Paraguay. It would be a great option for our family. The flight to Santiago would cost more than we have right now, unless someone makes a major contribution very soon. The upside is that the total flight cost, if including the final leg to Paraguay, would be about the same or less. 22nd of October 2022 - Ordered new police clearances, USD $115. 25th of October 2022 - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Deb and Bob! - The government of Paraguay has lifted all sanitary requirements to enter the country, effective Monday, Oct. 24, it was announced. 26th of October 2022 - Immigration in Paraguay has released a simplified sheet of the new requirements for a temporary residency visa. 29th of October 2022 - USD $70 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Herb! 1st of November 2022 - Just got confirmed that transit through the US is impossible for one more reason. Swedish emergency passports don't have a chip.
"Dear John, Thank you for contacting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Information Center. Emergency and temporary passports must have an electronic chip."
That closes all cheaper flights to Mexico for us. - Booked and paid for tickets to Auckland, New Zealand. Paid about USD $2,650(including CC fees and currency losses) for all. Also booked from Auckland to Athens, Greece. Will pay tomorrow, the Lord willing. Prices going up. Couldn't wait any longer or we would have to wait until February next year. Our cheapest option was Athens, Greece. There we can renew passports. Since we don't have warm clothes climate is better there. Rent and food available at OK prices. Please pray for us! We urgently need money for suitcases, some clothes and the visa overstay penalty. Read more on Greek Salad and Swedish Passports. 2nd of November 2022 - Paid for tickets to Athens, Greece. The total cost, which includes various bank fees, credit card fees, and triple currency conversion fees, was about USD $8,500, for all. - We urgently need suitcases, some clothes and money for the visa overstay penalty fee. THIS! - Emergency passports has still not arrived to Canberra. Prayers needed! - Swedish apostilles for police clearances, forwarding to Paraguay with courier, administration costs. Paid about USD $250. 4th of November 2022 - GiveSendGo has problems with it's site. The numbers are still not correct. - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Raul! (I'm guessing this was you) - Applications for emergency passports finally arrived, two days late, at the Swedish embassy in Canberra, Australia. Unfortunately, the embassy is on conference and are now unable to process them the same day as it was promised. Emergency passports need to be sent back ASAP. We can't afford rescheduling of flights. Please pray! 7th of November 2022 - Checked with airline rules regarding luggage. We should be able to heavily tape most of our old suitcases and use them. That releases some of the pressure for more funds. - Embassy in Canberra is currently making our passports, courier is ordered for delivery. They will be sent during the day. (the Lord willing) - Just got notice that our emergency passports has been sent. We need a miracle, read about it here. 8th of November 2022 - DHL has now marked the delivery of our emergency passports as Time Sensitive. It should speed up the delivery. Please keep praying! - Just recieved an email from DHL. See below.
"Good morning John, I am contacting you in regards to your enquiry for Waybill 7276598221 Please be advised this shipment is scheduled for uplift today in Australia. As you are based in Tonga you should be able to contact DHL Tonga to assist you directly."
Continue to pray, we're not there yet! 9th of November 2022 - As far as I can understand our emergency passports were not sent from Sydney yesterday as promised by DHL. Please pray! - DHL has gone missing. No reply at all during the day. 10th of November 2022 - Bought 4 simple travel bags. Cost about USD $80. 11th of November 2022 - DHL in Nuku'alofa today says this regarding our emergency passports:
"Should be arriving this afternoon flight. But will recover Monday morning thanks"
We keep praying! - Still looking for a place to stay in Greece. Please pray! 12th of November 2022 - Last night we had a huge shaking here, and this morning our emergency passports arrived in Nuku'alofa. While many now take credit for this, we know it was God who did it, perhaps with some help from Hamish at DHL, who showed empathy with our situation and marked the shipment as "time sensitive". God bless you, Hamish! - Please pray that the NZeTA process goes quickly. We can't start it until we have the passports. 13th of November 2022 - USD $250 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - USD $1750 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - Booked a meeting on the 1st of December, to renew our ordinary passport at the embassy in Athens, Greece. 14th of November 2022 - USD $250 received through GiveSendGo. Thank you for your kind words and God bless you brother! - DHL and Swedish consulate has gone missing again. Delivery was promised in the morning today. It is now lunch time. Super Prayer needed! - Just saw that our passports has been delivered to the Swedish consulate! Let's hope and pray we can pick them up soon. Keep praying! - Got the emergency passports! Now trying to complete the NZeTA requirements. Some sort of light Visa for those countries who don't need a Visa to NZ. Completed 3 persons but are now being stopped by bank limits. Reached the max 3 payments limit. Trying to fix with the bank. Prayers please! - Bank replied that it should be fixed within 30-45 minutes. Tried again and got 3 more done, then the same error again. Contacting the bank again. Please pray! - Finally got all of us approved for the NZeTA! Hallelujah! Thank you for your prayers! - Paid about USD S160 for NZeTA for all, including currency conversion. - Just discovered this below in the approval email for NZeTA. No information about this in the forms online before requesting the NZeTA. They just asked if we're transiting through or visiting NZ.
"You are now authorised to pass through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger while you are on your way to another country. If you need to collect your bags before joining your connecting flight, or if you wish to leave the airport and visit New Zealand, you must request a new NZeTA and pay the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) before you travel."
We need to collect our bags. I don't have the kind of money required on the card currently. Please pray! 15th of November 2022 - With help from the rest of the family we managed to re-do the NZeTA's using different cards. Paid another USD $400, including currency exchanges. Hopefully all should be fine now. - All has been approved for the NZeTA except for Nathanael, for some unknown reason. Please pray! - USD $1,200 received through WISE. God bless you brother! - HALLELUJAH! I'm about to pack my desktop when we finally get notice that Nathanael also has been approved for NZeTA! Thank you so much for your prayers! God is always ON TIME! 22th of November 2022 - USD $250 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - USD $530 for temporary accommodation + extra costs eating out(when other options not available) during trip. Please pray! we find a more affordable and child friendly place to stay! We also need a way to cook food and wash clothes. - USD $100, transport from airport. - Some of the costs above were actually higher but Adelina(our oldest daughter) helped us out. - Praise the Lord for bringing back all our lost luggage! 25th of November 2022 - Since yesterday we have a good place to stay for our large family. The Lord is good! - Bought two cheap suitcases to replace broken ones. Paid USD $60. - Paid USD $630, pre-payment for 1 month of rent + various fees. - Paid USD $250 for transport of all of us + all luggage from Athens to Likoporia. 30th of November 2022 - Paid USD $150 for train tickets to Athens. Please pray that all goes well and we have enough funds for our passports applications at the embassy tomorrow. 1st of December 2022 - Paid USD $1700 for 9 passports, including currency exchange rates and bank fees. A fund transfer didn't arrive in time and 2 of us will have to go back to Athens again. Perhaps we can turn it into a date for my wife and me? (don't worry, we will probably settle for kebab) - Paid USD $35 for transport in Athens. - Received USD $950 through WISE. God bless you brother! We pray and hope all is well with you and your sister. - We just got notice that we can't stay in the house we rent. People have been telling lies about us and we're told to leave tomorrow. It feels unreal and is all very strange. The host claim we host people here, are tearing down the house and more. All untrue. Naturally, since we got notice 11 pm it's impossible to pack and clean up until tomorrow morning with all the children sleeping. Please pray, we have nowhere to go. 2nd of December 2022 - Found a place to stay with help from a woman at the store here. It looks promising so far. Had to pay USD $530 for 14 days, including currency exchange costs. We had no other options. - Will get a partial refund for the other place. There were no damages, only an allergy to many children. In the description they had "child friendly". It has now been removed. 3rd of December 2022 - Got a refund for the previous house. Removed $320 from amount spent to simplify. 5th of December 2022 - We've booked another meeting tomorrow with the Swedish embassy in Athens to arrange with original passports for those of us who were unable to do so last week. The embassy has been great to work with! 6th of December 2022 - Applied for the remaining passports today at the Swedish embassy in Athens. Total cost for passports, train tickets and local transport, including currency exchange costs and fees: USD $420. - I just checked my crypto wallet. I do that a couple of times per month, at the most. Someone has given us USD 4,185 at the current value of Ethereum! It happened the same day as we were kicked out from our rental place. I don't know who did this, and I'm hoping that it's okay to put USD 3,500 for the Paraguay move and the rest for other expenses this Christmas month. God bless you richly, whoever you are! 7th of December 2022 - Paid the remaining part of the monthly rent for the new place we rent, USD $530 including fees. 8th of December 2022 - USD $40 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Raul! 9th of December 2022 - USD $517 received in Bitcoin. God bless you! 10th of December 2022 - USD $1,000 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you and thank you for your encouraging words! 15th of December 2022 - USD $24 received through PayPal. God bless you! 20th of December 2022 - USD $114 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Herb and yes, we're going to celebrate the birthday of Jesus! 21st of December 2022 - The Swedish embassy said that the passports most likely would be ready today. They promised to contact us as soon as they knew. I also sent an email yesterday asking about it. It is now evening and we have not heard from them. 22nd of December 2022 - Our passports are ready for pickup at the Swedish embassy in Athens! Read more about it. - Bought tickets to Athens, USD $30, including all fees. 23rd of December 2022 - Local transfer in Athens, USD $25. - We got all our original passports today! Click here to read about it. 24th of December 2022 - USD $20 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! 6th of January 2023 - Adjusted the remaining amount needed since Nea will stay with her siblings in Switzerland. 7th of January 2023 - Paid half of the rent for two more weeks here in Greece. Will pay the other half next week. Total paid, including all fees will be about USD $550. 9th of January 2023 - Received USD $500 through WISE. God bless you brother! We pray for you and your family! 12th of January 2023 - USD $41 received through the Paraguay Fundraising App. God bless you! - USD $10 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - USD $40 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! 13th of January 2023 - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you brother! - USD $50 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you! - Received USD $77 through WISE. God bless you brother! We pray for you and your sister! - USD $19 received through PayPal. God bless you Erika! 14th of January 2023 - USD $100 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Herb! - USD $10 received through GiveSendGo. God bless you Ray! 16th of January 2023 - USD $24 received through PayPal. God bless you! - USD $100 received through PayPal. God bless you brother! 20th of January 2023 - Paid the rent for two more weeks, USD $550. Would love to not waste more money, we need to get over the hill = tickets to Paraguay!

Ways to give...

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If you've been lead by the Lord to help us financially, please read below for ways we can receive money.

GiveSendGo

Jemima and Benjamin have now set up a GiveSendGo page for us. Benjamin will receive the funds on behalf of the family. GiveSendGo is a Christian fundraising site with minimal fees. After currency exchange costs about 96-97% remains for us.

PayPal

Jemima Tibell, my daughter, is accepting donations through PayPal on behalf of the family. We're unable to do so in Tonga. After PayPal fees, withdrawal fees and currency exchange costs about 91-92% remains for us.

Patreon

Patreon can be used for monthly and yearly donations. It is also possible to give once, just cancel the subscription after the first payment has been made, before the end of the month/year. After withdrawal fees and currency exchange costs about 90% remains for us. Tap below:

If you would like to conveniently support our move with a larger sum of money, become a Paraguay Super Patron. Tap below:

BuyMeACoffee

You can use cards for smaller donations with BuyMeACoffee. After withdrawal fees and currency exchange costs about 91-92% remains for us. Tap below:

WISE

Send us money easily through WISE. Install the app, make sure you have funds and then follow directions below. We receive 100% of the amount and are able to exchange at a very low rate.

  1. Add me to your contact list in you phone: John Tibell, +6768442815 (the number goes to my mifi device)
  2. Go to Recipients, find my name, tap it and follow instructions to transfer.

I have accounts in USD, EUR and SEK. For lowest possible fees, use any of those currencies. If you need me to add another one, please or install my Android app!

If you don't have WISE, click here to signup! It's a great way to handle multiple currencies at lowest possible rates. Through my link you'll get fee-free transactions up to GPD 500(more than USD $500).

Google Play

Donate conveniently through Google Play using our "Paraguay Fundraising App". Install it to get updates and see progress in real time. We receive about 82% of the amount given.

Bank Transfer

I'm now using WISE for bank transfers. They minimize fees and currency conversion loss.

Below are details for USD and EUR transfers. If you need another currency or have questions, please or install my Android app! We receive about 99% of the amount and are able to exchange at a very low rate.

USD inside the US:

Account holder: John Magnus Tibell
Routing number: 084009519
Account number: 9600004901020606
Account type: Checking

Wise's address:

19 W 24th Street
New York NY 10010
United States

USD outside the USD:

Account holder: John Magnus Tibell
SWIFT/BIC: CMFGUS33
Account number: 8311830475

Wise's address:

19 W 24th Street
New York NY 10010
United States

Please note that we can only receive USD from the these countries and the United States.

EUR inside EU and SEPA:

Account holder: John Magnus Tibell
BIC: TRWIBEB1XXX
IBAN: BE36 9673 2377 8181

Wise's address:

Avenue Louise 54, Room S52
Brussels
1050
Belgium

EUR outside EU and SEPA:

Account holder: John Magnus Tibell
SWIFT/BIC: TRWIBEB1XXX
IBAN: BE36 9673 2377 8181

Wise's address:

Avenue Louise 54, Room S52
Brussels
1050
Belgium

Cryptocurrency

I'm able to pay most of the legal fees and translation costs in cryptocurrency. After exchange fees about 95% of the amount given remians.

Bitcoin:
Ethereum:
Horizen:
Zcash:
Dash:
Dogecoin:
Monero:
Litecoin:
BNB:

Western Union

Please or install my Android app for details. We receive 100% of the amount but they charge you for the transfer and have bad currency exchange rates.

Let us know...

We continue to need support for food and other basic needs, please let us know if you send funds specifically for our move to Paraguay and the renewal of our passports.

God bless you all!

I will continue to update this page, please add a bookmark and check back as often as you can!

In Christ,

John Tibell

Contact details:

About Me, My Family & Our Life

John Tibell
PO Box 1
Neiafu, Vava'u
Kingdom of Tonga

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