But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Monday, March 31, 2014

Work permits

We were very happy to hear today that Carrie's work permit for Papua New Guinea is likely to be approved this week.  In order to legally work in the country in any capacity, we both need work permits.  Mine has been approved for several months.  We thought Carrie's approval was our last hurdle before applying for visas for all eight of our passports.  It seems now that we need to apply for work permits for all the kids, too.  Very frustrating, indeed, given the time that we have left before we are supposed to leave.  This is something we never needed to do before for Isaac.  On the other hand, we've never needed one for Carrie until now, either.

An interesting challenge to this situation is coming up with vocations/jobs to fill in on their work permit application.  Young as they are, we want to choose something that is suitable to their character and their skill set.  We don't want them to feel locked into these lines of work should their desires be different further down the road, so our choices must be careful and thoughtful.  The pictures below represent each child's propensity (thus far observed) and thus, their chosen profession:

Isaac:  Toy weapons engineer

Will:  Opera singer

David:  Automotive ergonomics engineer

Marcie:  Soil quality analyst

Seth: Food taster/Cook

Grace:   Face painter/makeup artist 

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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