God’s faithfulness to me this past year in providing answered prayer cannot be understated. Here is a brief summary of how God met me in my convictions and used obedience for radical change.
October 2019: Decided that I would be leaving my previous District of Columbia Public Schools teaching context. I did not know it at the time, but this would eventually lead to transitioning into a religious education context.
November 2019: Ending a relationship
December 2019: Applying for Virginia Theological Seminary to pursue a Doctorate of Educational Leadership in Educational Ministry, Moving into a new apartment.
January 2020: Starting to search for a new job (for the following school year).
February 2020: Accepted into seminary! Various ongoing health struggles due largely to chronic, work-related stress.
March 2020: Coronavirus closes down schools. FINALLY getting a chance to emotionally and physically rest (quarantine was an answer to prayer)!
April 2020: Starting Spring/Summer coursework for seminary.
May 2020: Distance Learning in full swing.
June 2020: Getting off dating apps for good! Deeper levels of surrender with job searching.
July 2020: Finally finding my current job, teaching 3rd and 4th grade all subjects at a bilingual Catholic school in my neighborhood. I didn’t know it at the time, but this would include starting every day in prayer and helping design curriculum to teach about the Holy Trinity and the gospel. Major budget overhaul! Committing to online training through Global Celebration School of Supernatural Ministry (GCSSM). Securing my principal’s support for a 9 month long contextual study on the history and culture of my school, thereby positioning myself to learn many things about school leadership.
August 2020: Starting my new job, finishing up final papers for summer seminary coursework, and beginning to find more tutoring jobs for supplemental income.
Praise God for his faithfulness this past year! I am excited to see what God will do next. One area I am trusting him for in faith is by providing income for me to pay my seminary tuition for this coming year (about $6000 due in May 2021-August 2021). I am believing that God will remove this obstacle because as it says in James 5:16, “the prayers of the righteous availeth much”.
In order to offset these costs, please join me in praying that I will find:
- High paying tutoring jobs
Due to the fast-paced nature of this season of life, I am planning to write a monthly newsletter to ask for prayer and share important updates. If you are interested in signing up to receive updates, you can sign up below!
Finally, “(May) Christ dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19).
Until next time,