eMi here we come!

It finally arrived! The letter and packet we were hoping to receive came today in the mail. In short, they have offered us the position we were hoping for - appointment as the Staff Structural Engineer in the East Africa office! Woo-hoo! We are very excited. We have signed the letter and will mail it back tomorrow.

They also gave us a training schedule, which culminates in our departure for Uganda sometime between January 1st thru 18th, contingent upon our support being raised by then. They would like me to be done working here no later than November 30, and start working for eMi on December 3.

Other highlights:
* Celebrate Hope conference in Jackson Hole Wyoming from July 4th thru 8th
* Orientation and training seminar August 12 thru 17 in Colorado Springs.
* They list 7 books for us to each read by the end of the year, on topics ranging from raising support to raising kids in 3rd world countries to Africa.
* They want us to take at least the first 2 months in Uganda to get settled and established before I begin working. (That will be very hard to do!)

So we are very excited to finally have some answers and timelines...though now we have a whole new batch of questions and decisions! We have to decide when to sell our house (probably right away) and when to officially start the fundraising (probably not right away).

So please start (or keep) praying for us as the next few years are going to be at the same time exciting, scary, fun, boring, a blessing, trying, adventurous, frustrating, some of the very best times of our lives, some of the very worst times of our lives, ... a wild ride, but fortunately one that we are confident God is in control of, so we will "rejoice in the Lord always!"

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Chad said…
We in the eMi East Africa office are really excited as well. This is the culmination of over 3 years of praying for a structural engineer. WELCOME BRAD AND ALISHA! We are praying for you!

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