Joining Wycliffe is a bit of a long process. Before we can even be given an application, we have to become approved by our recruiter and assigned an Application Specialist. Our Application Specialist will then send us a link to the application and we have 41 days from the day we receive it to complete it. Well this week, we got assigned our Specialist and received our application, so now the fun part begins. They estimate it will take about 10 hours to complete the application. There are some really probing questions on the application that you really have to think about. Some are pretty basic questions, such as employment history and education. Other questions, though, are about my doctrinal beliefs, moral convictions and how I handle stress. Because I am interested in IT, I also had to complete a questionnaire about my IT skills and experience. I hate talking about myself in applications. I am really bad at describing myself. I guess that could stem from the low self-esteem that I often have. I think I'm going to write out my thoughts on another word document, then after going over it again I will add them to the final application.
Steve is farther along on his than I am, because he started his while I was making dinner on Wednesday and then I had an 30 more questions than he did about IT stuff. I am going to have to carve out some time tonight and work on it. Please continue to pray for us as we go through this process. It is going to be a really stretching experience for us as we continue to application process, get ready to move, and start to raise up our support team.