An Update on Mike’s Job

On  Monday, Mike learned that his position at Food Service of America would be handled more from out of his own department at work – and it did not look favorable for his job to be held.  This was not the news we were hoping for, especially after initially getting so much encouragement from upper management at the company.  We were grateful for a couple of days where people were on vacation to be able to pray and process this through.  Today everyone was back to work, and Mike met with Human Resources.  What almost had become expected was indeed confirmed.  :-(
Tonight we will try and draft his resignation letter.
Mike was told that he could reapply when we get back, and likely he will, but if hired, it would be as a new employee – losing his tenure with the company.  This also causes us to face the reality that our family will be without any health insurance during this season.
We are trusting God with this one for sure – and at the same time experiencing the disappointment that things like this can bring.  Grateful that we’ve got plenty of time here now (until August when we get back) to continue to pray and figure this one out.
This doesn’t feel like a deal breaker for us and at the same time, we can use your prayers, that we can go to Nicaragua with the confidence that God will provide a job for Mike when we return – and that it even would “be more than we could have asked or imagined”
Thanks for your prayers for us – especially for Mike this day.
We’ve been memorizing Ephesians 3:14-21 as a church – today I am glad it is close to my heart.

Ephesians 3:14-21

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,[a] 15 from whom every family[b] in heaven and on earth takes its name. 16 I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, 17 and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. 18 I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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