I recently applied to several job offers that would take away from Grant County…far away. I ran the locations by my kids (and wife) with the statement: “If we got a job in another state, which would you prefer?” Then I named four states I applied for positions in: North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky or New Jersey. My son immediately made a joke about NJ. My wife went, “Ooo!” when she heard NC. My daughter looked as if she couldn’t figure out what I just said. And my 19 month old was still napping.
Truth be told we’d love to stay in Indiana…even in Grant County, and if not Howard would be our 2nd choice in this state. Ohio would be a close 2nd mostly because my wife and I grew up there, our families are still there, and we are both Buckeye fans! All 6 of us are really. 🙂
But we really want to be where God would lead us to be for the next chapter in our life. Even if that means Africa, Asia, or South America. Even if that means not in a ministry position in one of those countries too. Not sure what I’d be doing there if not that, but we’d go…simply because we are not our own. So we pray for this year’s placement like we always have–“God, move us to where you want us to be–where we can be fruitful for you and especially faithful. –kk.