October 11, 2009

Fall is Here!

Jason and I are keeping busy subbing in many schools ranging from elementary to high school. Every job we get it sorta feels like we won the lottery or something since there are not many subs getting called from what we hear. Thankfully my parents have gotten our sub numbers out to many of the people they know, and we have landed some good jobs. Coming up in the next couple of weeks Jason will be the sub at Hammond Elementary where his aunt Rhonda also teaches. He will be there for 7 days...we are excited about that!! This coming week I will be subbing for my mom, which should go pretty good...hope I do a good job mom ;)
Speaking of teaching...Jason and I are currently in the process of applying to teach overseas at a school that Corban College partners with in.... INDONESIA! We are praying a lot about it, but with the lack of jobs for teachers here in Oregon, and the fact that we're only young teachers once...it's looking like we may be going. We still need to go through the whole applying process, but we are excited about the possibility. The school, Sekolah Pelita Harapan, is just outside Jakarta, Indonesia. We would have a paid salary, living allowance, paid housing, paid medical insurance, etc. One bonus we just heard about was that they will sponsor you financially if you want to get your master's while you are there...that was a pleasant surprise. The school has a 9:1 student to teacher ratio, and offers so many different things for the students to experience. There is an Olympic size swimming pool, family pool, 6 tennis courts, two indoor basketball courts, etc. I will tell you all more about this opportunity while we find out more about it too. I will try to include some pictures of the school soon...it's a pretty amazing school from what we have read and seen pictures of.

Jason and I have finally replaced his junker car!!! The old red neon was replaced by a maroon 2007 Ford Focus. We love it! It's so nice to have a car that you can count on to get you where you need to go! Now we just have the Jeep to keep working on...sadly the check engine light came on yesterday...o' car troubles. :)
That's all for now...but we are so thankful for the jobs that we have been given, and are excited to see where God will be taking us in the next few months :)