My mood has been dark for the last couple of days – I feel much better today though after meeting the folks from church for a farewell picnic at South Terrace. While I tend to enjoy my own company when I ‘recharge’ (I’m a borderline introvert), spending too much time on my own is also detrimental for my wellbeing. It was also great to have a chat to a friend of mine from church and hearing how God had been taking care of him and finding him a job at the eleventh hour. For his privacy, I won’t name him even though some of you may be able to guess who he is.
My friend had just finished his postgraduate study here and was meant to fly back to Indonesia tomorrow. He had planned all along to return to Australia next year to find a job. However, he heard from his parents that they were in a difficult situation financially and that they would not be able to afford sending him back over here. On the day that he was meant to cancel or confirm his ticket, the company that he applied for an internship, contacted him and wanted to speed up his interview. He was hired on the spot, and was asked to start work on December 29. The internship is only for six months, but I have a hunch that his employment will be extended.
He was also asked to vacate the house that he was staying at by tomorrow (and it would’ve been okay if he weren’t staying!) so he was a bit concerned. I have a spare bedroom so it’s just natural that I should help out and be a blessing too. He said that he would pay me rent – but even though I could use some help financially (a lot actually – hahaha) – I couldn’t impose on him, knowing about his current financial standing. Maybe after his first pay I will discuss about a token rent from him. 🙂 I don’t know how long he will stay at my house – it will be strange living with somebody as I am so used to living on my own. He took care of my house while I travelled around Europe earlier this year so he should know all the nooks and crannies of the house. I still have to tidy up the spare bedroom to provide him with the space he needs for his stuff – I will need to do that tomorrow morning! 😮
Hearing his story makes me feel a little bit stronger faithwise – I still haven’t heard anything regarding the interview that I had last week, and I pray that God’s will be done and that I am ready to take whatever comes my way, pleasant or not. It is quite scary and it is a true test of faith when you know that your fund will only be enough to cover your mortgage for the next 1.5 months, if there are no unexpected bills. I should really trust my Heavenly Financial Planner to take care of the issues and stop worrying about it, I know. 🙂
I’ve also had a lot of fun tracing back my old mates from High School as well as Elementary School in Facebook. Talking to them has brought back memories and further names that were stored somewhere in this old head of mine. Haha. It reminds me of my old crush, the folks who I hang around with, and the things that I used to do at school. 🙂 Too bad I can’t join the big Highschool reunion that’s scheduled for 13-15 February as I can’t stay in Indonesia that long!
Lastly, before I call it a night and head to bed – I sent my Christmas greetings to my business contacts earlier today. I’m yet to finalise Kimber Chronicles that I usually send to my friends, so I will send another batch of email by the end of the week that will also contain a link to my annual newsletter. I’ve got a number of replies already, and one is memorable in its simplicity and meaning — “Keep believing”. Amen. 🙂