Heard from the director of PECC today. They received the go ahead for my transfer from nursing staff to the truck Friday afternoon, which is the reason I hadn't heard from them since my interview. I was told that it'll take another week or so until they get authorization for my salary, since it's a "very substantial increase".
You know, I went to this nursing thing instead of trying to get on my with PECC right away for my mother's behalf. She wanted me to seriously consider nursing as a profession, while I even had my doubts for medical for a life long vocation. After these past 4 months, I've come to realize that nursing IS NOT the area I want to be in. If I stay in medical for the next few years, I belong on a truck.
This is a joyful occasion. The Lord works in amazing ways, and I know why he kept me at the RMF. The inmates there needed hope, understanding, and to see that God works through everyone. I got some names and inmate numbers to send bible studies and similar things to. He sent me there for me to understand that my calling is ministry, and not other professions.
My pastor spent several years as a Fire Chaplain, before moving on into pastoral care. Something such as that I could see myself going in to. An EMS Chaplain, Prison Chaplain, hospital work, youth ministry, music ministry. The wonderful with about a Deacon is you're not assigned a parish and a job function. You go where the Spirit calls you, and you go with the full support of the Church.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share something awesome that happened today with the approval of the transfer. I haven't received a formal offer yet, and my supervisor will hold me for 30 days after I get it (because she's spiteful like that), but it's nice to know that I have that now. It's something to work toward instead of giving insulin, doing some woundcare to guys who aren't grateful in the least, and dealing with the vindictive coworkers.