Welcome back to my options. Even though I fly to Richmond tomorrow and hope and pray that all these options come completely into focus by the end of this week, I have yet another option.
While nothing has been promised and I haven’t even arranged for an interview with these people yet…there’s the possibility I could go to work with a mission-sending organization in Alabama.
It’s a group that I’ve been associated with for a long time as a Student Minister. I love who they are and what they do. The job would involve organizing and implementing mission trips all over the world for individuals and church groups. I would get to travel regularly to many of those countries. I would spend time promoting the ministry and dreaming about and developing new ministry partners around the world. I’m sure the job pays nicely and the benefits are above average. It would be fairly high profile work but I think it is work I’m suited for in light of my past experiences. I would be near friends and family. I have grieved a good bit thinking about living overseas and not seeing my great-nephews and great-niece grow up. Living in the Birmingham area would allow me to be near enough to them. I have great friends there already too and I love the area itself. I can hike and bike and kayak and climb rocks with my jeep or my feet in no time! I anticipate being asked to interview shortly after the IMB interviews have concluded.
What to do, what to do?