As I walked into the secretary interview with Frank and Paul I didn't know if I'd get the job. If I'm being honest, I wasn't even sure if I wanted it at the time. Yes, I needed a job. And yes, God seemed to be handing me one right then. But was I ready for this kind of job? Secretary work I'd done before, but church secretary?? That felt like a whole different ball game. I seriously wasn't sure, especially after the interview was finished, if I wanted it. Thank goodness the Lord had different plans and, as y'all well know, I accepted the job Frank and MCC elders offered me.
So I settled in, learned what I needed, and prepared myself for an onslaught of questions and printing and being available and and and ….
Except, that's not really what happened. Yes, those things are commonplace in the job itself, but what I wasn't prepared for, or expecting, were the literal blessings I received. From getting to know more people in the church to being involved in all the different ministries by simply serving those who head them up. Or getting to bond with individuals I never thought I would. Forging friendships with many of the ladies in the church I'd never met! And these ladies, as the amazing Titus 2 women in my life know, were ones I may not have ever been in contact with if it hadn't been for my position.
I quickly learned how humbling it was to work at MCC. To be able to pray daily in the office for those who come in or who submitted a request. Or to simply have a conversation with someone who dropped by. It seriously blessed me and honestly, I'm getting a little teary eyed just thinking about it!
My year and a half at MCC has zipped by. I never thought it would go so quickly or that I would have gotten SO much out of it. But what I do know is that it will always hold a special place in my memories as I continue down the path as the Lord leads. I am so grateful for the relationships that were built - ones I seriously doubt would have happened otherwise and ones that I needed, nay, still need in my life today.
Ok but... honestly how can I sum this all up? How do I fit in one blog post all of the individual stories? All the amazing moments? All the growth God did in me because of this position? I'm not really sure if I can... although I'm more than happy to sit down and have a cup of coffee with anyone who wants to listen to me ramble about it. So many of you have been tremendous in working with me. It's been an honor to get to be part of this church in this specific way. Thank you to all of you for the way you've poured into me, prayed for me, and been a blessing to me in this position!
Of course, I can't forget to mention the genuine joy I had getting to work closely with amazing people like Pastor Frank, Paul, Jodi and now Jess. It is so fun to be with such wonderful Christians who are striving to walk daily with Christ, serve the church, and still be able to joke around, encourage me, and be excited for all the opportunities I have ahead.