Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Job interview

Its taken a long time - a very long time to put together the Jeevan Sahara Team.

We are by no stretch of the imagination perfect (plenty of brokeness all around). But what a great set of co-workers to have. As with any family we have certain tensions - some which are resolved - others which continue to bubble up every now and then.

How do you join this crew?

Last week we had a potential staff member come for an interview. He had requested to be met by us about 'a possible vacancy' with JSK.

We don't have any 'vacancies' with us - everyone is full (we hope) - and there is always a mountain of things that need to be done.

But we sat and talked to this young man. He has done a Master's of Social work in his home state down south. He worked for a year as a medical social worker doing public relations in a charitable hospital.

Why do you want to work here? To serve humanity. (long pause).... And also to earn an income.

Who is your influence? Mother Theresa.

We shared about the issue of a call. About the challenge of working with people who have HIV. About visiting people in their homes. About sharing God's love and the hope of Jesus with the poor and broken. About the toll on each of us - and how important it is to know that God has been calling us to this work in the first place.

I told him to come on Monday and we he can visit with the team to get a first hand picture about what it is like to work at JSK. We parted ways. Later Sheba told me that he had wanted to go abroad.
He didn't show up on Monday. Or on Tuesday.

Another "vacancy" unfilled?

The harvest is plenty but the labourers are few...

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