Wednesday, March 11, 2009

God Is Good, A New Job

What can I say but thank you for your prayers.

God has heard your cry and answered your prayer for my employment. What a blessing. I am so moved and humbled. It is a career change for me. I will be a community case worker, going house to house serving the needs of the adult mentally handicapped. Although I have no direct experience, they thought my life experiences put me over the top. I think they also liked the idea of getting a man in there, where so few men are willing to go.

There are two additional huge changes for our family.

  1. We must move. It will only be 40 minutes away, but we did move here two years ago to simplify our life and be closer to family. Leaving family and our little rural Church will be real hard for us. The love and support they have shown our family will never be forgotten. Moving back home will go down as one of the best moves God granted for us.
  2. We will be labeled as Latin lovers. The Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter FSSP recently set up a Chapel in Quincy, IL and named it St. Rose of Lima. Beautiful Church, take a look at the pictures. We will be full-time members of the traditional Latin Mass. We can't tell you how excited we are! Anne Marie will get to receive her first Holy Communion there. What a blessing.
So thank you!

And may God, who is rich in Mercy, bless you and your family.


Shirley said...

John Michael, this is wonderful news! When I made the novena to St. Joseph for you I asked that you gain meaningful employment, and sure enough, that wonderful saint has come through! And how absolutely wonderful for you to have the TLM in your new church; you have been doubly blessed!

John Michael said...

Thank you, Shirley.

We are still so amazed at the richness of God's mercy.

God bless you!

Aussie Therese said...

oh this is wonderful news. I am so happy for you.

God is faithful and fulfills all our needs.

Paul Hargadon said...

Good news for you and your family. Praise God and best wishes on your new job.

John Michael said...

Thank you Therese & Paul.

Great to see you Paul.

Esther said...

I am so happy for you and your family JM!

Jeannee said...

I am grateful you have a job! AND YOU ARE GOING TO BE LATIN LOVERS! That is terrific - and sounds like some mercy for having given up the rural lifestyle that you preferred ...