A "hot" iron in the fire...

Well, as much as I'm trying to keep from obsessing over the job search, I figure it's about time to update y'all (I'm getting back into Texan mode, can you tell?) since we have some news, and lots of you have started asking about it again.

Last week, through "coincidental" means, we got a lead on a possible job for Collin. My dad teaches a couple computer courses at Northwest Vista College and has an older student, John, that had been absent from the last few classes. When my dad asked him what was going on, he explained that he's been really busy with work. That lead to a discussion where my dad found out he works in the aerospace defense division of a consulting/market research company called Frost & Sullivan. Dad, as a gee-wiz, asked him if there were any job openings, and told him a bit about our situation. According to my dad, John's eyes lit up when he heard that Collin was a Space & Missile guy and said he'd been interested in getting Collin's resume. So, John e-mailed us with his contact info, we sent off Collin's resume and cover letter to him, and they had a good hour+ long conversation last Thursday on the phone. John told Collin he looked like a good candidate for the Analyst position and then he hand-delivered Collin's resume to his boss for us on Tuesday. According to John, he expects we should hear from his boss by the end of next week, so we're now trying to wait patiently and hoping for the call. This looks like it could be a very good opportunity and Collin would be great at this particular position, so we're feeling cautiously optimistic.

Now that I've caught you up, I sincerely ask for your prayers over this job opportunity. As I've said, it seems to us like this could be "it" but we don't know what God has in store for us. I would ask (so boldly) that you pray this would be the job God's been planning for us all along, that I'll be patient and wait on God's timing, and that God will continue to give us His peace. We know God is in control, that He has a plan for us and that He'll continue to be ever faithful! Thank you for your prayers for us, loved ones, we count each and every one of you as blessings in our lives!

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7


E said...

Limbo is the hardest place to be!!! I'm praying for you guys and will ask God to mercifully allow you to step out of limbo and into this new opportunity.


Anonymous said...

We'll continue to pray. Our hope is even though you're trying your best to get back to SA, that if the door opens else where, you'll have the faith and courage to step through that door.

The Jackson Family said...

(that means I'm excited for us to maybe have you back and nervous for you as you wait for the return phone call)

Jules said...

Wow, that is awesome. I will continue praying. I will not be blogging from Monday, October 15 - Sunday, October 21. I will miss your blog! I get to go to see Jonah at college, and go to a ladies conference!