April in Turkey means summer. It's normal to have 90 degrees with humid and warm nights. Luckily my dorm room is hooked into a sweet AC that pumps in all kinds of cool air. I hope it keeps on going the whole summer.
It has been amazing watching God's hand in everything here. All the sudden I am stretched beyond anything I thought I could handle. Working a full time job has been one challenge and now add to the challenge a volunteer position as a Club Beyond head leader. For some reason I was chosen to take the lead on the middle school side of the house. It seems like I am riding a wave that started about a year ago. Things keep multiplying and it just keeps getting more amazing. I feel like I am holding on for dear life while God steers me exactly where I need to go.
This is valuable training for down the road. I've been tossing around the idea of working for Club Beyond (MCYM, Military Community Youth Ministries) after I retire from the military 5 years from now. I know one thing the next 5 years are going to fly. 1 year from now I start my next assignment, which will be 3 years in Hawaii. After that it's all up to God about where I go and what I do. My dream, work with kids in Club Beyond as a community director somewhere in Europe.
The connections I have with Club Beyond are really cool at opening doors to network. I know people who know people who know people...and they all know me in a unique way that adds up to a whole ball of wax that makes up me. It is the type of community I would love to work with. Where the focus is not on making a huge war machine work but a community bent on impacting the youth on military bases throughout the world.
On the military side of the house things have been happening too. It is like doors are flying open all over the place. There is an amazing thing going on. Things that I thought would never take place are beginning. My job is headed into areas I have no training for but everything is new, even to my bosses. It is truly interesting from day to day working the logistics of how the military works with computer companies. Especially when all my training is in how to work on mechanical systems, diesel engines, air conditioning systems, and hydraulics. Now all the sudden I'm learning computers on the fly with no help while maintaining 9 accounts of technical manuals for my squadron to the tune of 1100 total technical manuals.
What does this add up to? A drama better than the most epic movie, but this one isn't focused on what the rest of the world is interested in. The drama is minimal, the life is real, and the outcome never gets neatly wrapped up. I can't wait to see what is around the corner!