Friday, October 21, 2011

One Incredible Week

We are eager to report on God’s faithfulness to us here in Aberdeen! As Psalm 105 urges us: “Oh give thanks to the Lord… make known His deeds among the peoples… tell of all His wondrous works!” God has done wondrous works for us indeed! In a time of feeling completely out of control, He has guided us.

We have a home, and Krisi has a job!

Our New Kitchen... More pics of the flat coming soon!
When we arrived about a month ago, we quickly realized that the renters market here is incredibly competitive. A property would list and be taken within hours. This process proved very frustrating. Being a seller’s market, customer service was often non-existent – we would set a meeting to view a flat, and no one would show up (which can breed a very bad attitude I learned when you walked 1.5 miles just to get there).  However, in retrospect, we truly believe that all these failed attempts were God protecting us from taking something that was less than His best for us. He has provided a flat .5 miles from Jordan's office and .2 miles from Krisi’s new job (which she starts on Monday). This is such a blessing to truly be able to do life here without a car.

After three interviews, Krisi was offered an administrative job with DFS (a large furniture company here in the UK). It feels much like Rooms To Go but focuses on sofas. Her position will include processing orders, overseeing deliveries, and handling customer service calls. 

As you can imagine, we feel much relief at having the “search” part of this transition completed! Now we can begin to settle in and create our new rhythms.  Thank you very much for praying for us.

Jordan’s research is progressing well, and he is loving every minute of it! The community here has embraced us warmly, and we feel so blessed.