Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Bit Like Reality TV

I have discovered that the application process to be a missionary with Reach Global through the Evangelical Free Church is a bit like being a contestant on a reality television program. Especially the closer we get to the end. It has been about 6 months now of application process. I have filled out more forms and personality tests then I thought possible. It is sad but true that the folks at Reach Global know more about me than anyone in the world. What is strange about that is that aside from my handler and his wife I have not met any of them.

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.


Brandon K. Baker said...

I hope all goes well in the tundra. I'm sure you'll do great and they'll be mightily impressed!

Heather & Matt said...

I going to have to strongly agree with Brandon on this one! :)


trinity said...


This is not the group I am trying to join, but it gives you an idea...