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Beginning Our Employed Life

As you can probably tell from the lack of blog posts recently, Stephen and I had our first week of work last week. We were so excited to start, but what a week we had!

Crossroad held evangelistic services Sunday through Wednesday with Evangelist Morris Gleiser. We were privileged to keep Evang. Morris and his wife Lynn in our “Moody Motel.” It’s been exciting to host guests in our home as we have an extra bedroom, bathroom and patio that are all connected. Our house in IN was too tiny to have overnight guests so we are learning the art of hospitality!

Each night we would come home from work, freshen up, attend the evening service, grab a bite of supper afterward and try to get in bed as soon as possible. Living 25 minutes away from church made the evening a little longer, but our Toyota Camry also needed a lot of tender loving care this week, so we were going back and forth to the Midas shop after services as well. Morris Gleiser graciously took Stephen to work one morning! I must say I have great respect for anyone who works until late and then attends evangelistic services at night. Since I’ve always been a school teacher who lived close to church (literally within walking distance or about 5 minutes away), I didn’t realize what an effort other folks have to make to be at church.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have prayed for us to find jobs. What an adventure the Lord has given us! His mercies are new every morning. Stephen is working for Americus Logistics as an IT technician. It is a great office to work in, and we are so thankful Stephen gets to do what he loves! My job as a data entry clerk for the US 2010 Census has been so interesting. We are all in training so far, so it feels a lot like school.

I’ve loved learning how the census works. It is constitutionally mandated that we count every individual living in the US every 10 years. The stats from the census are used to assign the number of congressmen in the House of Representatives for each state, and to give the states their allotment of government funding. How fun to be part of something historical and of national significance. Make sure you mail in your census forms!

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