Expired & Renewed

Six months ago this week, I was in Orlando, FL firming up my plans to move there and pick up my career where I left off at the Walt Disney World Resort. (If you’re new to following along with my adventures, click here to catch up…) All this time, I’ve still been on the waiting list for a full-time position with the company. Then, two days ago, I FINALLY heard back from Disney:

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It seems as though my time on the waiting list has expired.

When I think about this, it just seems crazy how much has happened and changed in my life over the last six months. It seems even more crazy that, not only could I not get a full-time job at Disney in the area I wanted, but they haven’t even been hiring for part-time jobs in that area, either. I’ve watched Disney for years, and I think this might be the first time I haven’t seen them even hire part-time workers in preparation for the traditionally busy holiday season.

On the other hand, I don’t think this is crazy at all. I think this just serves as affirmation that going to serve in Kenya is the right thing for me to do. And while my opportunity to return to Disney has expired for now, I feel a renewed passion to go to Kenya and share my knowledge and experience to help the program there grow and reach even more children. And, I’m excited to get started working with the wonderful team of people there who are equally as passionate about this work as I am!


Part of the Sponsorship Team during a field visit to Kenya in 2013

At the same time, I’ve had so many wonderful conversations over the past few months, not only with the folks I’ll be serving with in Kenya, but also with potential supporters as I raise funds in order to get there. While I would never classify fundraising as “fun” (maybe it should just be called “draising”), I wouldn’t give up the opportunity to talk about why I’m going to Kenya and what I’ll be doing there for anything!

I don’t know what the future will bring. But, I do know that I’m going to serve in Kenya for a purpose. And, even if just one child living in poverty is impacted in a positive way from the work I’ll be doing, I’ll consider that a success.

I’m still looking for folks to partner with me as I go to serve those living in extreme poverty in Kenya. If you are interested to learn more about what I’ll be doing, please explore more of this site, or feel free to contact me via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or e-mail. I can’t do this without the generous support of people like you!

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  • Anonymous says:

    Yes it is easier to look back rather than ahead at times and see how God is working in one’s life. What a blessing to see the confirmation of the call that God has given you. But also to let you know that He is the one with the plan for your support and timing of when to go to Kenya.

    A note. Just learned that our friends with AIM in Narobi that 2015 will be their last year. When I hear your date of departure, will let them know about your arrival and God calling.

    Aunt Marty