We just have to share some wonderful news with you...
Our daughter Sarah went to Singapore in August last summer to look for a job. She had been told that with her B.A. degree in Speech Sciences she could work there as an assistant to a speech therapist, but when she got to Singapore she could not find a position like that. God did, however, provide a job working at an Early Child Intervention Center as a special needs teacher. This job has been a tremendous learning experience for Sarah, but it has also been very draining and her health has been suffering. Recently a doctor friend of ours met Sarah and even suggested that she should consider whether or not to stay in the job because of the effect on her health. Naturally this has been of concern to us and we have been praying for her and sharing this concern with several prayer groups here.
Two days ago Sarah was called into her supervisor’s office after work for a meeting with her supervisor and the supervisor’s supervisor. They spent some time discussing what they have been observing of her work and progress as a teacher, which was largely positive and encouraging. Then, the most amazing surprise... They commented that they have noticed that Sarah works best with the children one on one, and they asked her to move to a new position working with the organization’s speech therapist as a “Speech Facilitator”. This means that she will be working one on one with children to implement the speech therapy plan that the speech therapist puts together after assessing the children. This is Sarah’s dream job as she plans to return to school in September 2014 to do her masters degree toward becoming a speech therapist. This new position will also mean that she has to move to a different center than where she is currently working – one that is much closer to where she lives (35 minutes one way vs. the current 80 minutes one way on transit). This will give her a lot more time to rest each day.
We are so thankful for this unexpected answer to prayer for Sarah.
David and Ruth