Well lets see...
First off, if you guys could all keep my Dad and the group of men he's with in Pakistan in prayer, they will need it badly. I copied a small letter from my mom in regards to this below. Also, Micah, Chrissy, Joshua, and baby on the way could use your prayers as well. Long story short, things are going well for them. However, Joshua is getting sick, they don't really have access to hot water, he's cranky all the time, and not adjusting well to all the change. They have a lot more change coming up as well, so your prayers would be much appreciated for them (for those of you who don't know, Micah is my brother who moved to Ecuador to plant a church in Manta, his wife is Chrissy, and their son Joshua, and a baby on the way)
I just got my applicant packet in from the City of Leavenworth. It tells me all the things I will need to know in regards to the testing process. I will have a written exam and have to climb a 100-200' ladder or something on the 20th of Dec. They are hiring for 3 spots, and had 13 applicants. Things are looking good for that right now, and I would love to get the job, as I have somewhat committed (in my mind at least) another 2 years or so to the church here, and being a part of what God's doing in it. (all you Tempe people, don't freak. If things go the way I see them now, I could still feasibly be back in Tempe working for the Fire Dept. there in 2-3 yrs. which only makes me 23-24...still plenty of time, and I will be gaining valuable fire experience while I'm here...of course, all of this is simply what I see as of now. I am also very open to the idea of doing full time ministry if God calls me to that. Any which way, this is how I see it now, but we all know that this may change tomorrow, and God always has the final say...yeah, like when I thought I was going to get the job in Tempe last time. Anyway, I'm thankfull that God cares enough to take my desires away from me in order to do his will. I've found that His is much better anyway.)
So, with all of that. Please pray that God's will be done. I'd really like the job here, but am content wherever God has me.
Oh, in regards to the packet, I have to hand write my response to 5 questions and turn them in before the testing date...kinda wierd, but whatever. The sooner I get this in, the more it shows my enthusiasm for the job. So, I will be working on that right after this (actually, I need to spend some time reading my Bible first, then working on it). Then, I'm supposed to go put up lights at the Gilberts, then I have worship practice tonight for the worship gathering, which I need to put together music for, and then we have college group. (Kat, I think I might have to bail today on the lights...I know...I just really have to get this paper thing done...maybe tomorrow after the movie. Yes, tomorrow after the movie.) College group will be nice. We are going to O'Malley's in Weston. I will have a guiness there for the first time.