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Thursday, October 21, 2004

In Limbo

I have existed in this state for quite some time now. There was a time when I had hoped to go to International Teams training last September, it was coming up fast, but there was a chance. Then, the portion of the application phase that depends on other people came.

My references. One Friend. One Pastoral. One Co-Worker/Boss.

I chose them well. Someone who had known me years. Someone I was very close to when he was my Youth Pastor. Someone who gave me a chance, and a great time in Texas.

Two of them recieved e-mails, one was to recieve a packet in regular mail. Those things were sent out Aug 25th. The training in September started like the second week I believe. The e-mails could have come back quick, the regular mail a little longer, but still quick... Well... Today is October 20th. Yesterday one finally was faxed in to International Teams, one also got dropped in the mail box today. I still don't know about the last one...

Two months, I have been 'in limbo' waiting for my references to get back to IT. Its killing me, but at the same time, I think I needed it. When I applied to International Teams, I was still high on my adventure from the summer. I wanted to be back in Russia for my year by Christmas. When I missed the training in September, that all got pushed back until I can make the next training which is in February.

I say I needed it though... why? The time spent waiting was not wasted. It has allowed me the time neccesary to really sit down and think of how long a year away from my little brothers is, it allowed me time to really evaluate what I will do while I am there. It allowed me time to really ask myself 'why Russia?'

>>from MasterRussian.com


Word: Завтра
Meaning: Tomorrow
Example: Увидимся завтра!
Translation: See you tomorrow!

Увидимся завтра!

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Its Monday and I am lovin it.

Hey yo. Life is crazy busy, hopefully slowing down just enough so that I have free time, I finally had two days off from work in a row, and I treated it as a vacation. I go back tonight and all week this week I am training new people. Hopefully, with these new people coming on board, it will alleviate much of the workload from me. I might be able to sleep full eight hour shifts on a regular basis again. :P

Anyway, some exciting things are in the mix. I mentioned in the last post about a Winter trip possibility, that has materialized for the most part and is looking very good. There are two obstacles to overcome this week before it is 100% yes. Pray for them, 1. The airfare, while not outrageous, is going to be a little more then I had hoped, and the travel agency will not ticket me without payment in full. I am calling Pastor Matt (who is in charge stateside of the trip) in the morning to see about working out some payment options through them. I will have about 90% of what I need to purchase the tickets on Friday, for it is a glorious payday. So, I should have more about that in the next few days. 2. Time off from Krispy Kreme, my boss is sensitive to my plans to go to Russia, and understands how important it is to me, but I fear that he may not give me the time off because the driving team is in such disarray at present. For those that don't know, I was already promoted to driver trainer/supervisor, so a lot is being expected out of me right now with 3-4 new people coming on board this week and next.

So please pray for that. Finances, and Work scheduling.

Thanks to the faithful who visit me everyday, and complain that I don't update.

>>from MasterRussian.com

Word: Жарко
Meaning: Hot
Pronunciation: zhahr-kah
Example: Сегодня очень жарко.
Translation: It's very hot today.