Monday, December 19, 2011

"The way is slow, and we've so far to go--Keep Your Eyes on the Prize..."

I should have posted an update earlier, chalk it up to laziness or whatever you like.  I have a job.  I have been working as a temp worker for the past 3 months at the Genpact office in Danville doing data entry.  Although we received the news a few weeks ago that our entire department will be outsourced to India starting the 1st of the year, God is still at work and there is hope.  Tensions have been a little high around the office as people start to show signs of stress at not knowing how long their job will be preserved and where else to look for work, but I am grateful and humbled to watch God work this out in His timing.  I am in the process of interviewing at a local title loan company for the position of customer service rep.  It's not a definite yet, but the possibility is there, and somedays that has to be enough.  I also have been blessed with the purchase of a vehicle as of October 1st.  Bruiser entered our family as my first vehicle.  He's a 2000 Chevy Blazer, black and shiny, and very fun to roadtrip in (Northland and back twice now).

As far as progress goes for future plans, I am still planning on seminary and a survey trip in the near future.  Seminary is postponed slightly because of finances, and the survey trip to Turkey has been temporarily postponed also due to finances and partially in order to make sure that when I do go over, there is something for me to help with specifically in the work my contacts on the ground are involved in.  Progress is slow, and sometimes that can be discouraging, but remembering that my life runs on God's timetable, not my own, curbs the insatiable desire to just hop on a plane to anywhere and go NOW.  God wants me to go, but He wants me to be ready first, and He alone can decide when that should happen.