Someday I'll Laugh About This: My True Experiences in Networking (Part 4)
I had just started teaching at a Christian school in when I saw that first MLM presentation. The one with the white board and the little circles.
With my regular paycheck and child support, I was able to rent a small house. I loved my new job teaching at this school. My teacher’s salary wasn’t too great, but I was proud of it. After all...I was influencing the lives of children for eternity.
I changed jobs to become the director of a child care center. There’s a feeling of pride when you first sign your name with the word “Administrator” underneath it. However, in a small non-profit center, that doesn’t necessarily translate into salary and benefits.
Fretting about finances became all too common. When I found good teachers, I paid them embarrassing low wages. It always came down to money.
I have many wonderful memories of these twenty years of ministry. I saw God provide for our needs in miraculous ways. There were times when we were able to give pay increases and Christmas bonuses, yet there were many times when we simply couldn’t.
Hearing the words, “It’s time to set the new budget,” made me head for the chocolate.
After all, chocolate fixes everything.
My feelings about scarcity were reinforced.
To be continued…
A mentor with a servant’s heart,