Hi friends! It's been a busy week in which I really meant to do some posting on here... but I got distracted from it because I GOT A JOB!!!
I will be working part-time at the front desk at my church. This is primarily an administrative position, as I'll be answering phones, dealing with emails, etc. It is also a ministry, as people some times call in with prayer requests, so I will need to be sensitive and sometimes to pray over the phone with people.
I'm really excited about this opportunity. All this time while I was not working, I had it in the back of my mind that at the right time, things would start to happen, and in the meantime I would enjoy the time off. Once we returned from vacation, I started to get restless and bored some days, so I knew it might be time to get back into the workforce. Two weeks ago, I was talking to someone after prayer group who asked whether I was still looking for a job. A church employee overheard us and suggested that I apply for this position. It has been a bit of a whirlwind since then: I interviewed on Monday, provided references on Wednesday, was offered the position on Thursday, and started on Friday.
This will be my first time working in a Christian environment. I know this can have its drawbacks, such as keeping people in a "bubble", but there are so many benefits too. I mean, it's pretty cool when your boss offers to pray with you before starting a new job! I had lunch with another staff member and discussed the church's women's ministry. I think this is going to be a great fit and help me get involved in this city.