Sending out the resume

Yesterday I renewed the job search in a big way. I’ve decided that I will without question be leaving Harpers Ferry in the near future. When exactly that point in time is, is yet to be determined, but it will happen. So, with renewed interest in leaving the Blue Ridge, I sent my resume all over the country. Literally, all over the country. Let me see if I can remember the entire list:

North LA, South Bay Area (San Fransisco), Seattle, Las Vegas, Denver, Kansas City, Fort Smith AR, Birmingham, Charleston SC, DC, New York City, Dayton, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

I’ve also renewed my search for grad schools/seminaries. Fuller is still very much at the top of the list, and of course Asbury will always be an option. But I’m not necessarily limiting myself to those schools, or even staying in the US. Granted, my grades aren’t spectacular enough for me to get into a place like Oxford, but I think it could be a great life experience to study overseas. So I’m looking into those options as well.

Yes, it does feel kind of dumb to move out to West Virginia for all of maybe a summer, but I feel like I’ve learned a lot since I’ve been out here. Managing a snack shop staffed by high school girls, working way outside the bubble, living in an area where there’s so little to do I can almost understand all the graffiti and theft by teenagers. Almost. But I’ve also learned how strong my calling really is. I’d like to believe there are a lot of jobs I could do and be happy doing them. But the honest truth is my heart won’t let me. There’s a huge temptation for me to go into aviation… which by the way, over 10,000 air traffic controllers will resign by the end of 2007, and the job security’s great, as long as you don’t ever screw up, ever. Just a thought. But I just don’t know that I can do that. I need to be working in the church. So now it’s a waiting game to see what God has in store for me. I know which of the positions I think would be the best fit for me, but I honestly have no idea what will happen. As if I need to say that. So pray for me, that I can discern God’s will for my life, and for the fifteen churches out there, that they will follow God’s will in their selection of candidates.

The next few weeks should be interesting.