Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's Time For Me To Leave Michigan

For those of you who don't know, I have lived in Michigan since 2004, when I came here to take a math teaching position at Heritage Christian Academy in Kalamazoo. I was laid off from that position in 2007, and for the past three years, have held an interesting array of part-time jobs. The most stable has been a case manager position at Youth Opportunities Unlimited, where I have been for nearly two years.

I have been offered, and will be accepting, a position at Bob Jones University Press in Greenville, South Carolina, in product development. My responsibilities will primarily include preparing digital media to accompany textbooks and teacher materials. (Apparently my job description is still being ironed out.)

We have enjoyed living in Michigan. We love our church, we have a nice home, and we are very content with this corner of the world. We have met new neighbors and gotten involved in the political scene. But God's good plan for us involves moving...again. We look forward to Greenville, a city with which we have familiarity and where we have family. Our four children will be able to attend one of the finest schools in America—one that will be literally walking distance from my office. We will again have health insurance and other job-related benefits.

My first day on the job is currently scheduled for June 29.

We ask your prayers for several things:

  • The prompt sale of our home in Michigan.
  • For our children, that they will make this transition well. Their comfortable little world was rocked by this news, and although we think they will do just fine in the long run, the short run may be a little tough.
  • That everything which needs to be done this month will get done this month.
  • That we will find a good church that God wants us to be a part of. There are many good churches in the Greenville area, so it's a bigger decision than you might think.
And pray for the BIG MOVING SALE, which will be on June 19. All are invited.


The blogprof said...

God bless you!

traveling rick said...

Monique says it is about time these items were developed for the curriculum. She has been asking for it since she began teaching. She also says you can ask her for any suggestions.

Sarge said...

Praying that the peace that only comes from God is over your family and transition. Godspeed.

Anonymous said...

I cannot express how utterly thrilled I am for you and your family!!! Praise the Lord for His omniscience and His provision for your family!!! I love this for you, and will be praying as your family makes this transition!!!

Anonymous said...

SOOO very thrilled for you and your family on MULTIPLE levels!!! This is great news!!!

Brenda said...

I have tried, unsuccessfully, 2 times to leave a comment here, so this is a test to see if it's working again.

Brenda said...

Ah-HAH!!! It seems to be working so here is my original comment:

I am BEYOND thrilled for you and your family!!! This is a marvelous answer to prayer and such a testament to the omniscient timing and provision of the Lord!!! (slightly jealous too :) )

Anonymous said...

Great news, Ken! God bless you as you move to SC, and start work at BJU. I'm sure you are relieved to finally have permanent work, and at a great place.