Which is not to say that he really does hit a home run every day. It is to say that we're getting close. Brother Valinga, the guy who is in charge of hiring, is coming to observe TJ a week from tomorrow, February 8th. And based on what he sees, we could be looking at an early hire date--this spring as opposed to this summer as we thought. This is terrific news in every sense of the word, as you can imagine, and TJ is excited and feeling a bit of pressure.
Your prayers would be so appreciated. Please pray for TJ's students specifically, that they may have a deep desire to learn from the scriptures, to participate and contribute in class discussions, and to testify of what they know to be true. Please pray that TJ may do his very best teaching on Monday the 8th, and that Brother Valinga may be impressed that TJ is ready to go full-time.
The past year and a half since TJ left his job as a choir teacher to pursue this dream of his has been such an awesome learning experience for us. I've learned that there's nothing I care more about than having TJ at home, participating in family activities. For him to have a steady income would be great. Medical benefits would rock. Paid vacation, oh the joy! But nights and weekends off, consistently, so he can serve in the church and in this family, will be the greatest blessing of all.
Thanks for your continued love and support over the years. We have felt the power of your faith and love sustaining us.