Like Drinking from a Fire Hydrant!

11 Jul


It’s wonderful when you know your job. You walk into work, confident in your abilities. You’ve already planned out how your day will look, scheduling your meetings, breaks and how to organize your day. If you’re like me, you do the work you dislike first. What is that for you? For me, it’s phone calls. (I’m not sure why, but I hate using the phone.)

But if you have a new job, or new responsibilities in your role, your day doesn’t usually go quite as you planned. In fact, it’s difficult to plan your day because you can feel so uncertain in your work.

This is how Ken’s days are playing out. A month or so ago, Ken’s boss called him. “Ken, I’d like you to consider teaching some different software for our team. With your teaching abilities, we really need you to take on this new role.”

Naturally, Ken was interested because if you know Ken, he loves learning new software, especially software that expedites Bible translation. (For other “Strange, but true” stories click here.) But with one new piece of software came the responsibility to learn two other programs. Each program was needed in order for the next to work.

Ken and George

Ken with George working together.

Earlier this month, Ken (and I) ended up flying to Seattle, Washington so that Ken could have several days to work with his new team lead, George. He got a better idea of his responsibilities and started making plans for his first teaching trip with George.

I asked Ken how his work was going recently.

“I feel like I’m drinking out of a fire hydrant!” It’s a bit overwhelming!

But with perseverance, comes success.

Yesterday, he came in and said, “I got something to work!” Yay! Progress.

Thanks for keeping us in your prayers. We’ll keep you updated!




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One response to “Like Drinking from a Fire Hydrant!

  1. Flo Ginter

    July 11, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    Let Ken know that I do dislike talking on the phone. When it rings, I say to myself, “Who NOW?” It is the thing I dislike most and the thing that many people like to do to ‘visit’ with me. How do I let them know that this is not my favorite thing to do without hurting their feelings? Not easy. Been leading the worship service for Camp Hope for three weeks and have five more to go. This is a strange place for me as for the last three weeks, all of the campers are adults and mentally limited. It has been a challenge. With all the changes here at camp, it is sometimes difficult for me. I would surely appreciate your continued prayer fellowship for me that I will not become discouraged, OR, worse than that, discourage anybody else. Please pray that I will be an ‘encourager of the brethren’ and not a fault finder. I need to keep my eyes on Jesus! Always good to hear from you and know what is going on. Isn’t it wonderful that God allows us to serve Him while doing the thing that we love the most? For me, it’s leading the worship. For Ken, it’s computers. God is so good. Love, Aunt Flo

    P.S. Thanks for letting me know your mother received my e-mail. I’m sure it has been over a year since I’ve heard from her and I do enjoy whenever I catch a glimpse of her on Face Book. (This reply is automatically centered.) BTW, Diego loved the responses we got on his picture. He could hardly contain himself in chapel this morning to tell me about it. 🙂 He’s now 36!

    Jesus Is My Song! / / “The Longer I Serve Him, the Sweeter He Grows. “


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