After finding a need for a Microsoft Office computer tutor in the local newspaper a few months ago, I have been tutoring my new friend Don ever since. Each week, I go to his mother's home - where Don has been living while applying for jobs - and help him learn the basics of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the like. It was an interesting experience getting to know Don at first, and I fear I was going much more quickly than I should have been going. Now, Don is making great progress, and I believe I hit my stride this month - in both teaching him and being able to better communicate with him.
Don with Miss Molly Brown
I felt a mixture of emotions when Don called me out of the blue this past week. He was calling to announce that he finally received a job offer, and he will be moving to Texas shortly. He was offered the position as head librarian at a community library, and he is very excited about this next chapter of his life. Prior to this, Don taught English overseas - in Taiwan for two years, South Korea for five and one half years, and Oman for one year. He has seen some fascinating places, and I've enjoyed learning about his travels and his experience in gaining an online Masters degree in Library Science. Most importantly, we've shared experiences about how our Heavenly Father has watched over each of us. I was looking forward to his visit to church soon, but unfortunately, that will have to wait until a time when he returns to see his mother.
I pray for great professional success and a wonderful church home for Don in Texas. I will miss our visiting and tutoring sessions very much.