Apparently God thought that a two month sabbatical was sufficient for me. I’ve been enjoying my time off and tackling some projects I’ve been meaning to get to, and some that just seemed to appear (like a book). While I had looked through the job ads shortly after leaving my last job, I had not touched them since. I had a flow of freelance work coming in and with the holidays I figured there wasn’t much point.
When Mark and I had talked about our next steps, I told him that if I wasn’t making enough freelance that I either wanted to do something easy (like work at a coffee shop or wait tables) or do something that I was REALLY passionate about. The thought of finding a job in corporate America just to pay the bills was pretty depressing. I know, probably sounds spoiled huh! But I figured that all our hard work paying off our debt had to have some benefits right – like being able to do something you love.
Then out of the blue last week I received a call from Paul, the president of World Orphans – the organization that Mark has been in ministry with for the last year. We’ve been talking back and forth over the last week and yesterday they offered me the role of Director of Communications for World Orphans.
I continue to be amazed at how God orchestrates the big and small details of our lives. He has never failed us. Every time we step out in faith, he provides the next rock for us to stand on. I know it really shouldn’t surprise me anymore, and maybe “surprise” isn’t the right word. But it definitely fills me with awe.
I’m ecstatic to join with World Orphans because I wholeheartedly believe in the work they are doing to prevent, rescue and care for orphans through indigenous churches all over the world. They have amazing church partners in Kenya, Ethiopia, Iraq, China, Darfur, Moldovia, India, Uganda…the list goes on. These churches are the hands and feet of Jesus, serving not just the orphans but also their communities. And I get to share their stories and inspire others to get involved. How cool is that???
I get to continue to work from home and it’s exciting for me to be able to join Mark in ministry and be a team.
So, I have a couple more weeks “off” before I officially begin my new position in January. I’m grateful for the down time I’ve had, but excited to embark on this next grand adventure.