“Have I told you I love my job?”
The question brought a smile to my face, but I tried to keep it hidden. Stephen used to ask me this question constantly when we were living in Ecuador and working at the Alliance Academy. We had been living in Lake Jackson for over a month before I heard this familiar phrase being directed at my person. I was actually starting to get a little concerned. Was Stephen finding the job more difficult than he expected? Was it not everything he wanted it to be?
But, no, here was that question again, and now I know that Stephen is enjoying his new job at Brazosport Christian School (BCS). We arrived in Lake Jackson on July 8th and Stephen began working on July 12. Classes began on August 17 and things have been busy ever since. Stephen is working on promoting the school in anyway he can. At its highest enrollment, the school had over 300 students. Now, BCS has approximatel 190 students total.
Recently, he had the opportunity to attend a dyslexia conference. He was interested in attending because of his own issues with dyslexia and also to help students who might have this problem at BCS. He has also become involved with the Chamber of Commerce in Lake Jackson and joined a pastor’s prayer group. He keeps a busy schedule throughout the week. He tries to get to work before 7am so that he can get some work done before students arrive to start classes at 8am. Most of the time, he is able to come home for lunch to see Cristina and the kids, and then returns to work until 4pm before coming back home.
In spite of the financial difficulties we continue to face because of moving and relocation expenses, Stephen feels that he is in the place where God wants him to be. He has said that this is giving him great experience in running a school. He knows this is where God wants us to be and we’ll stay here until he wants us to go somewhere else.