Monday, March 12, 2007

The Decision...

Like most English teaching jobs in Japan, Dan's has a one year contract. This is so the BOE's can get around paying bonuses & promotions that other teachers get. Also, if an English teacher is not wanted for the next year, then they simply do not hire them again.

So every February/March many English teachers will run around doing job interviews in hopes of securing another year's employment.

This year, Dan has two offers. He needs to make a decision. Soon.

One option is to continue at an Elementary School in Naha City. He has worked there 4 years and can pretty much do (teach) whatever he likes. Plus, this next year has him pegged to work at a school 5 minutes walk from where he lives.

The second option is to work at a Junior High School in Okinawa City. This means commuting everyday and working a little later, but it pays slightly more.

We want to go where God is leading us, so would you please pray for His direction?


Trevor Raichura said...

Definitely praying for you, bro. I know how tough these decisions are! I'm excited to hear that you were hired for Okinawa City! Let me know when you make your decision, OK?

Anonymous said...

Maybe a third option is that God will lead Dan to return stateside with his family and continue his work within the United States.

The Pallmanns said...

Well that is an option that we are open to. Of course, we do wish that we were closer to family, but we realize that we must follow where God leads us.

As Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "If any one wants to come after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me."

B in Kyushu said...

Decisions, decisions! It's always the decisions between two good choices that are the hardest to make, yeah?