After contacting our dossier prep team with Reece's Rainbow, we have a phone number to contact to check on the status of our immigration permission. I called it and she said she would contact our file officer to explain the urgency and the new deadline. Yeah!
We also have a friend who has a friend that knows someone (how's that for complicated? How many times did you have to read that to get it straight?) that can contact the file officer to explain the urgency and the new deadline. I've decided to start praying for the officer. She's gonna have pressure from 2 different sources now. Hopefully, she will help us out.
So, while we know nothing solid I do feel a small amount of relief knowing that things seem to be moving in the right direction.
I'm still praying and begging before the Lord that the timing will work for us to get submitted next week. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts. It helps so much to know we are not going through this alone.