Now how do we explain to a Canadian Immigration Officer that we met in Seventh Heaven?

Once we decided to live here in Canada, Mike needed to apply for permanent residency.

One of the questions on the application forms was to confirm where
we met. Usually that is easy to answer. Like … we met at this and this restaurant or concert or at friends…

Well, Mike and I met in Seventh Heaven which we filled into the form!
Now, … would that satisfy the immigration officer? Probably NOT!

By now, you are maybe also wondering: “Where is Seventh Heaven?”


Yes, in an airplane, on a flight from Amsterdam to Seattle!
I sat in seat 14A (window of course) and Mike in seat 14B

We added that explanation and copies of our boarding cards to the form.
It must have amused the officer
as Mike got approved for
permanent residency. YES!


Every time my thoughts are free…
                   I find you … waiting there
Every time I think of you…
                   You are to me … a deep breath of fresh air


Never been… so deeply lost…
                    in such an awesome daze
Yet,… so deeply aware…
                   recalling… every single phase


Dreams… in black and white…
                   seeing all my friends.. every one
In my best dreams… in color…
                   so deep… so vivid… there is only one
When I see you… with joy overflowing…
                   my smile will just beam
Afterwards… the time away from each other…
                   will be just a dream
We will not awaken… until…
                   once again… we are together
I want you… to be my best friend…

(by Mike Copple)

Our Adventure:
Writing and publishing a Study Guide on the Book of Revelation!

Author: Mike and Elfriede

For the past 16 years Michael Copple has studiously devoted his life to the Lord by preaching the Gospel and moderating Bible studies. He is a 1958 Eagle Scout, holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, and achieved the highest US Air Force enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant with over 26 years service, one year of which was with Forward Air Control duties in Vietnam. For three years he was the senior enlisted member of the US Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team; he has performed over 2,000 parachute jumps and accumulated over 15 hours of freefall. During his parachuting years Mike experienced a mishap of being a “hung jumper” outside the aircraft, and serious parachute malfunctions like a deadly seesaw night jump entanglement with another jumper, and an 85 mph wind shear which almost took his life. This experience inspired and qualified him to author the novel Calling from the Sky. A former world-wide electronic service engineer for 16 years with a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, he and his wife Elfriede currently live in the Canadian Rockies surrounded by 6 National Parks. Besides studying God's Word, they both like to exercise, cross country ski, hike, garden, and walk their dog Kansas. Visit him at

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