Yesterday, I wrote about the extreme frustrations in the life of a bivocational minister.
I attempted to describe the six plates of frustration a bi-vo pastor must keep spinning in order to honor God and God’s call on the pastor’s life.
Near the end of the post, I mentioned the affect of a wise man on my life during the past year.
It all began after the church I pastored closed their doors after the onslaught of COVID.
I lost the $500/month income from leading the church — AND the $100/day income from my full time job in the matter of 30 days — all due to COVID.
And, to top if off, my wife’s income had been reduced two years prior because we had to medically retire her from her teaching job due to health concerns (Type 1 Diabetes).
That’s when I met a man online who helped me discover the path to recovery.
My Financial Recovery Began
In 2020, my church closed, my job shut down, and my income became supported by substitute teaching (until THAT shut down with virtual school) and other odd-and-end jobs (like security at a local elderly housing center).
While searching for a job, I found a website that bragged