Her trial was Monday. The judge told the family he would likely make a decision by noon Friday.
Congressman Gregg Harper has been working the diplomatic end of the situation, trying to make sure Dunlap gets home.
"She has been in jail three weeks this Friday," he said. "Our office has been working on it every day."
Harper said he has been in contact with Dunlap's husband Marc, who is in Macedonia.
"There's still stuff on-going. We don't know what they will ultimately decide," said Harper. "But I know this. She's got a lot of great friends and supporters and we're all ready for her to come back."
Gregg Harper on Candi Dunlap's plight
Those friends and supporters have created a Facebook page called Prayers for Candi. As of now, there are over 4,600 likes. The latest update from Marc is posted on that page, along with ideas for fundraising to help cover the considerable expense of remaining there through the trial and employing an interpreter.
The latest update:
As you know, candis trial was this morning. It lasted for about two hours. Candi did very well , answering questions and making statements. She had a young lady in the courtroom that was interpreting for her. Candi was on the stand for the duration of the trial. After the prosecutor and judge were finished questioning her , the judge decided that would be enough and set a time of 12:00 on friday that she would make her decision. At that time candi sat down in a chair in front of me. I was able to rub her back and explain to her what was happening. I asked her if she needed anything and she said no. As thy were escorting her out of the courtroom I told her I love her. She smiled and told me the same. What an amazing and strong lady, and just to think ,that she 's my wife!! I am so blessed!! The outpouring of support and prayers is overwhelming. I want to thank each and everyone although I may never know all of you. Please keep Candi in your prayers this week asking God for favor with the judge on Friday. May God be glorified through all of this"
Harper said the best lesson that can come from these events is that if you are going overseas, you should check local rules.
"Whether it's as a vacation or a mission trip, you can go to the State Dept. website and it has a list of countries. And it will tell you if there are travel advisories, what the rules are that you need to know going in or coming out, or if you have some special travel issue, call our office and we'll find out what that answer is."
He said it's always best to take that extra step, just to be sure you stay safe.