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The James Wilson Copes of Shreveport, LA

Updated August 5, 2007

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James has presently become a husband for the very first time. His new bride, Nila Quico Delana, whose nickname is Elang, a native of the Republic of the Philippines, from the Island of Mindanao, where she leaving on 22 May and travel to Manila to meet him. Nila was born in Barangay of Balubohan, Municipality of Rizal, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Island of Mindanao, on February 21, 1975. Please refer to Nila's biography and information about her family. James, on 29 May 2007, left Shreveport at 5:30 AM on his journey to the Philippines, for the first time, and face to face, to meet and see his bride in the City of Manila, Island of Luzon, Republic of the Philippines, in the year 2007, the 1st two weeks of June. He arrived on the morning of 31 May. It was a very interesting flight and on the total trip, James flew on 6 different jet aircraft. An American Airlines ERJ140, an ERJ145, an American Airlines Boeing 737-800, a Boeing MD80, and on a Philippine Airlines A330-300 and a Philippine Airlines Boeing 747-400. The flights were from Shreveport, Louisiana to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to Manila, Republic of the Philippines. On the return flights from Manila to San Francisco, California to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, to Shreveport. James and Nila spent 41 days together, from 31 May to 10 July where James left Manila at 10:30 PM Manila time.

This is to inform everyone with this new update, as of now, James and Nila are now a newly married couple, James, by extending his time, passport, and flight extensions, and Nila being able to get her corrected birth certificate in Manila, went through the legal process, got permission from the US Embassy, filed all the proper paperwork, and on 2 July, obtained a marriage license. On 4 July 2007, James and Nila were wed in a civil ceremony before a judge, a friend of their friend, Marilou Martinez, who agreed to perform the ceremony at the Pasay City Court House, and who, after questioning them and speaking to them about the procedure and about marriage in the Philippines, pronounced them husband and wife. All that we ask for is prayer from all who read this note. Nila and James hope to start a family in the very near future. Once Nila and James are together in Ameica she will file for permanent residency and a work permit. Nila wants to become a US Citizen.

 
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