I had heard about this school right before we came to Peru and was very intrigued. It's super small, and from what I hear, they are selective about their faculty and have a great team. The student population is definitely low-income, which is something I'm pursuing this go-round since I consider ministering to people in need (whether in a religious sense or not) essential to my personal and professional calling.
When I emailed the school last night, I wasn't very hopeful for a year-end job or even Fall 2010 one, given their small staff. Great news! There's a definite possibility for a position beginning this spring, maybe whenever I can get back to fill it. We'll see what happens there, but I will say that I'm very hopeful.
Tim has had a similar situation with a encouraging start to his job search. He was able to talk to some friends in helpful positions and has already applied for a job that he thinks could be a great fit for him.
Overall we're just grateful for the heartening leads as we begin to pursue work in Charlotte. Whether these specific jobs work out or not, I know that this kind of job search excitement will help us stay dedicated and positive in the process. We are confident that God has specific jobs picked out for us, and we're praying that we will be sensitive to His voice as we seek to discern what those jobs are.
Please keep us and our job search in your prayers!