This evening, I got news from Canada that my Canadian visa was officially denied.
I am amazed at God's grace during this process: He guided me to come to a position where I started looking at options in Africa even before I got the official news. He has birthed in my heart excitement about what options lay before me. The news from Canada isn't a blow at all; it is confirmation of what God was telling me.
I also got news that I have 60 days grace period after my OPT visa (the student visa extension I'm on) expires. That means, I do not have to leave the US on Sept. 29 like I thought. It has a lot of positive implications, which I'm very excited about.
God is good, isn't he?