So Kev put most of his energy last week into settling in tasks. He verbalized that he would shift his energies primarily to job seeking tasks come this week. I woke up in the wee hours of Saturday morning thinking it was time to get up and managed to have four productive hours in which I got all sorts of things accomplished before going back to sleep for three hours. One of the things I did in those four hours was to look for employment possibilities for Kev on Craig’s List. And I found several that were intriguing. The search is pretty wide open as he pursued church music opportunities (his sense of vocation) pretty persistently the last several months and nothing panned out. He is open to many different kinds of jobs, so long as they will leave him creative energy for making music and composing on the side. Between the cool opportunities I found on Craig’s List and a trip to the mall (when killing some time waiting to meet up with some classmates for a movie on Saturday night) which revealed that there is in fact an Apple Store in our new city (friends, this was my fantasy job when ministry got to be just. too. much.) and were reminded that there is a cool independent bookstore here too. All of this gave him a good start for his search this week.
Well, after church on Sunday (before the key debacle) we saw the organist in the parking lot and struck up a conversation with her in which I shared that Kev is a church musician. Well… turns out she is out of town the next two weeks and coverage is uncertain. Turns out their children’s and youth choir directly recently quit and they’re looking to hire. Turns out this musician doesn’t do choirs of any kind and this church hasn’t had an adult choir in almost a decade. There is some interest in getting one started. She took Kev’s info and said she’d be in touch with the pastor about him.
Today the pastor e-mailed us to thank us for worshipping with them and invite us to a discussion group tonight. I responded indicating that we likely wouldn’t make the discussion group (we ended up making it afterall, but that’s another story), but that we’d consider participating in the future. And I shared that Kev had talked to the organist and that she would likely be talking to him.
He wrote back saying that he is cautious about using the word “providential”, but it certainly feels providential that Kev should “show up on the doorstep” at just this time, that the chair of worship and music wanted him to recruit his (the pastor’s) son-in-law who is moving to the area from Boston in a month to fill the children’s choir director role, but for a variety of reasons that hadn’t happened and he was eager to talk to Kevin about possibilities.
It turned out that the bedroom set (also found on Craig’s List) that Kev was possibly going to be occupied picking up this evening was a no-go and the homework that I thought would occupy me took about 45 minutes and I completed it while I waited for him to pick me up. So we went to the discussion group and Kevin has an appointment to meet with the pastor on Wednesday.
God is very, very good.