My apologies on another very belated post.
On returning from S Asia and discovering our whole plan had fallen in around us we spent months living with my parents while M spent everyday applying for about a dozen jobs (and that is no exaggeration). Things were starting to look bleak. He was way over qualified for most of the positions he applied to and with the economy the way it is competition was fierce. Then he finally got a call back. The owner of a shoestore felt like he was supposed to hire M despite his having no retail experience and he wanted us to come over to his house that night to chat. It turns out he and his wife are very interested in missions and were thrilled that they could help us on our journey. Even weirder it turns out that the owner’s wife grew up overseas while her parents worked for our sending agency. Her father is still an ethnomusicologist in Latin America. Now M put nothing spiritual on that application. Our time overseas was listed as “guest lecturer” or “study abroad”. I don’t think he even listed Bible school since he was mostly a stay-at-home-dad. Thank you God for providing for us!
So until the next orientation sessions starts up we are happily settled in a townhouse in a small town where I can walk to everything including the home of friends from college with a daughter K’s age. We love it here and can’t wait to meet the newest addition to our little family who should be emerging next month. We are so well provided for!