Thursday, September 6, 2007

Good news!!

I'm headed out the door soon, but just thought I would share the great news. Remember my interview Tuesday morning? Well....... I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!
I'm going to be the Development Coordinator for a swim team. They've completely re-done the structure of their team to make it much more competitive. They want a "feeder system", to make sure that there are always swimmers ready to move up into the competitive ranks, which is where I come in. I'm in charge of the feeder program, and I get to monitor progress and lead a team of 9 coaches. It's no where near as many hours as I was hoping for, but the pay per hour is great, and it's exactly the type of work I want to be doing. So, I'm not going to complain about the lack of hours...getting this type of work experience right out of university is enough for me!!

When I first heard that I'd gotten the position, I hesitated to accept because I was worried about the financial problems of working a low-hour job, but I shouldn't have doubted God. Less than ONE HOUR later, I received yet another phone call. Some of you may remember that I had an informal interview with the department I worked for this summer to discuss the possibility of me returning for a higher position in the fall. They were interested, but there weren't any positions open. Well, there are TWO open now, and I get my pick!! That's right, I get to PICK which one I want!!! They're only part-time positions, but the woman I spoke with said that most employees that they have started as part-timers and then moved up to full-time, so the potential for advancement is there! I'm debating which one to take, so please pray that the Lord guides me to the right decision.

I can't say enough how grateful I am for the prayers that were sent my way this week. I was so nervous, and knowing that I had people praying for me really calmed me down! The interview was stressful, and I kept saying " exactly". I met with the board of directors, and as they were explaning the new structure and the new goals, I kept saying "exactly, exactly". I could hear myself saying it and I kept trying to stop, but I was too nervous!! Haha- oh well, it's over now and it ended well!!



Julie (aka Little Missionary) said...

Lauren-Mary - that's "exactly" the news we Pals love to hear!!! Congrats!!

Julie (LM)

Pilot Mom said...

Congratulastions, Lauren-Mary!! I love hearing how the Lord answers our prayers. Thank you for sharing. Isn't it neat about the 2 part-time jobs you get to choose. It really couldn't get any better than that!!

I'll continue to pray for wisdom and discernment on which of the 2 PT jobs to commit to.

Oh Happy Day!

LauraMae said...

Ohh Lauren-Mary, congratulations! I am very excited for you! God is Good!


passing-thru said...

plus the other part time job -- EXACTLY -- lol -- smiling
seriously though, we are Thrilled for U and we know your great smile is even brighter
Lord Bless U , LaurenMary

Felisol said...

Dear Lauren-Mary,
Congratulations with your new job.
It sounds very interesting, and from what you write, you are capable and motivated to do an exellent job.
Nice to know the Pilgrim Pals were allowed to contribute with prayers.
I'll continue to do so.

Terry said...

Dear Lauren-mary...I am so happy for you!!!Love Terry

Yes for sure Pilot-mom...our God is in the prayer answering business,eh?...

David Warren Fisher said...


I'm sooooooooo happy for you, my friend! What an answer to prayer!

Keep rejoicing in His provision.

Lots of love,


hebrews 11:1 said...

Dear Lauren Mary,

I am so happy for you, too. I read this yesterday, but did not have time to post a comment. My sister is excited for you, too.

God bless you,