As we are in the full swing of our project teams here in Peru, I would like to take a moment to share some news on our future.
Sydney and I are being called into new roles with Extreme Nazarene. I have accepted the newly created position of Investor Development Officer with Extreme Nazarene. This position will be second tier in the leadership structure of the ministry. The purpose of this position is to seek and deploy long term financial investors of Extreme Nazarene in order to secure the stability of the organization into the future.
Sydney will continue in her current role with more of a leadership role in developing financial policies at new project sites.
In order fulfill my duties with this new position we are being requested to return to the USA as this is where most of the investor contacts are located. I am scheduled for preliminary training the last week of July in Atlanta, Ga. From there we will either settle immediately in Eugene or hang out somewhere else until the lease agreement on our house expires in January 2011.
We do have responsibilities here in Peru after July. However, our main push as an organization is in June and our colleagues here have agreed to work with us as they will prepare to manage our responsibilities when we leave. That and we will still be with Extreme, just assigned to a different location.
This has been a move that we have been praying about for about 6 months now. We have been working with Extreme leadership and experienced industry professionals to determine if this is the right move for all involved. Additionally, I will be mentored by one of the leading professionals in the field in the Nazarene Church. All parties here are excited to see how God will use Sydney and me in the future.
Just like when we came to Peru this will be a big change for us as this has been our home for virtually our entire married life. Additionally, I will be put into a position that I have little experience in. We ask that you would pray that God would lead us and make the transition smooth.
Like all positions with Extreme Nazarene this is a volunteer position. We will still be referred to generally as missionaries, only now we are assigned to the USA. Our current donor base has been amazing. We truly are thankful for each donation that comes in each month. We ask that, so long as you are able, you continue to support us through January 2011 according to our agreement.
I am glad to finally be able to share this change with you all. This is an exciting opportunity for both us and the ministry. I am proud to have such a committed base of people that have come along side of us to support this ministry.