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Abingdon, Md, United States
Director of Operations & Sponsorship Engagement for Remember the Children,Serving as the Volunteer Coordinator for Compassion International in Md, Va and DC. Avid Disney lover (OK- I am a kid at heart!) but my focus is reaching out to the lost and least of these. My heart belongs to our sponsored children in Romania, Honduras and now Tanzania!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What is up with the enemy?

Wow- I have not posted for almost 3 weeks. Is this anyway to run a blog? I apologize. As you know I have been laid off for about a month and have been focused on trying to get things together and stay focused on finding a job. We are fine financially as my job really just needs to pay for groceries and odds & ends. We still have so much when others have so little. I think this is God's way of making me rely more on him and to really see the big picture.
The funny thing was my biggest concern when I got laid off was how it would impact my ministry with Compassion. I was able to work events and take time off with out any big problem. This will probably change with a new job. I am also fortunate in that I did get some seasonal employment with Best Buy in sales~ I enjoy retail so it should be a blast and maybe lead to something permanent. ( I covet your prayers for that over the next two months!)
Anyway enough about me....lets talk about the enemy. I am sure that Compassion must be doing something big and annoying to Satan right about now. ( See my next post for something that I am sure is really bugging him) Before my lay off I knew of two friends and fellow advocates (Steve and Glenn) that have been unemployed for over a year. No matter what though they have stayed focused on the ministry. One of my Facebook friends (Janet) and a fellow AC has been unemployed and frustrated at every job interview. Just when it seems a job is close it falls apart. Yet she stays focused. Recently another Area Coordinator (Amber) lost her job- she is strong in her faith and knows God will provide. I am blessed to know God is in control but must admit that last night I got totally frustrated. This weekend I have an AC retreat in Philly ~ it is an event that I have looked forward to but from the day of the layoff I had a feeling something would happen. Satan did not fail me. Last night I found out I had to attend a special training on Saturday and cannot get out of it. If I want the job I have to be there. Totally bummed out...why won't Satan just leave me alone for a little??? Anyway I will go to the retreat Friday night, come home for the sales training and then head back. I will miss a lot of the meeting but will still have the fellowship and encouragement.
So there are a lot of us in leadership roles right now that are under attack. Keep us in prayer but above all I think we know that God is in control and will provide. We are focused on the goal and no matter what is up with Satan we will not be deterred.