Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
My first stop upon arrival was to visit with Jon and Tracie and new or not quite so new Grace Ditty! Jon was met me at the airport and took me to see their new home. Should have taken pictures, cause it's real cute. But I did snap a few of Grace, so here you go...
When I got to the EFCA headquarters I was met at the door and instructed to go to the elevator to the 3rd floor where I was met by Gloria and ushered into the Chapel transformed into a boardroom for this event. There I found my name sign at my seat around the table and my own new HP Laptop and the book Leading From the Sandbox. Which I am too read tonight if possible so this will not be too long. I have to say that thus far I am pretty impressed with the quality of the program. We will be using OneNote to learn together and keep notes as well as an online community for different Bible Studies and training activities. Pretty High Tech for the EFCA.
There are 10 of us participating in the REV Event. Myself and Craig the other one looking towards going to Rome are the youngest and the only newbies in the room. But, that doesn't seem to be a problem. Craig, another girl a little older than myself and I are the only singles.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the room we are meeting in is that they have poster size papers on the wall for each of us with our names and our strengths and our spiritual gifts on them. So you can pretty much size up everyone in the room. This is kinda fun, and kinda weird.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I had not had the money nor the time to head out to the mall until last night following a Youth Trip to Sky High I grabbed my two faithful shopping buds; my sister Krista and friend Jenny (thanks girls!) and we high tailed it to the mall. With their help I was able to snag some fantastic new clothes and even better deals!
I went to New York and Company and took joy in the amazing by one get one 75% off sale they were having on pants and sweaters. Convenient that was. I found two great sweaters, two pairs of pants and a great shirt. At Macy's I also got my first pair of wedges, super cute and over 50% off! In all I saved more than I spent, and I had just received a Thanksgiving gift of money from my favorite Lady, Grandma Selma, so really it was almost nothing out of pocket!
Something to be truly thankful for!
Now I am set for the cold, and ready to print my boarding pass and get to getting!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
But all that is about to change, because the day after tomorrow. I will be getting on a plane and flying to the freezing cold of Minnesota. Where I will spend a week being interviewed, tested, and trained. And finally I will meet the people who know every last detail about what makes me me.
I would be lying if I said I was not nervous. So I won't. I think what is most disarming is we have no idea what to expect, and as a fellow "contestant" said to me on Saturday, "I don't think there is any question left" So that begs the question what are we going to be asked for a week?
On Thursday Dec 4th they will finally bring us into "Judges Table" or something and let us know if we have been chosen or not to be a missionary with Reach Global. However there is no guarantee that we will be offered a spot in the country we have been hoping for.
So keep checking back because I plan on using this to release all of my worries and hope and updates.