I started working in the GE factory when I graduated from high school. I worked there until the day they shut it down, 20 years later. For months, I had been trying to find a job knowing that mine was soon coming to an end. But nothing.
On that last day of work, I went home and wondered how I would provide for my wife and children. Our pastor had been speaking on relying on God for our needs, so I did what he said: I prayed a very simple prayer and asked God to provide a job for me.
The next morning my phone rang. My pastor had called because the janitor at the church was retiring, and they were looking for someone to replace him. They wanted to update some things, which meant more work and a different title: facilities manager, which included helping them work on the janitorial needs for the new building being built. The pay was more than what I was making at the factory. Now that was an answer to prayer!
I’ve been the facilities manager at my church for almost 20 years now. I love that this job is not only an answer to prayer, but I get to serve God and His people. I know my job may not seem like much, but if the bathrooms aren’t clean and things are in disarray, new people won’t want to come back.
My job is simple: make the facilities as welcoming as possible so that everyone who enters feels the presence of God. It’s my life mission. I know that in a small way, my work helps bring people to the Lord. I may not be giving the altar call or teaching a class, but I am working to make every area as comfortable as it can be for the glory of God.
DellaMay 30, 2018 at 11:32 am
I celebrate with you my brother. Serving others, no matter what the job “title” is a GREAT honor to serve our LORD. I received my job and have been here for 13 years. I am a receptionist with many duties. I would not give it up for any other. I call myself the gate keeper! Thank you for sharing your story!
GloriaJuly 4, 2018 at 1:14 pm
Thank God for ppl like you, that can quietly do all you are asked to do, and more, to Bless the church!!
ellenSeptember 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm
Yeah, buddy! So thankful for the job you do. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! What a blessing.
Lupe GarciaMarch 27, 2019 at 11:23 am
How Awesome the way the Lord works, He came in just in time for you & took you to Higher Ground! God bless you, your job is important & we should not take anyone that does your job for granted. You serve God importantly by keeping His House Beautiful!! God Bless You!!
LizMarch 27, 2019 at 1:36 pm
An awesome testimony! Having the ability to rely completely on our God n understand his purpose and be able to glorify him wherever he has placed you is a lesson to learn.
God bless you even as you bless everyone you meet.
Reny VarugheseMarch 27, 2019 at 1:58 pm
Absolutely wonderful. God bless you.
GingerMarch 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm
We are one body in Christ. “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
What a blessing we all have different ways we can help, whatever gifts we have. God brings opportunities in His perfect timing. It does seem like many times He waits until we have to rely on Him, after we’ve spun our wheels to no avail, glad to read your story.
KarenMarch 27, 2019 at 10:50 pm
“I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Praising the Lord for His provision for your job, which is now a wonderful ministry! God’s faithfulness is never ending.
Katherine RaamtLMay 5, 2020 at 11:07 am
Being a servant of the Lord is a privilege on its own. Having privilege to be in His house everyday, talking to him in his house, doing the work of the Lord, what else could you ask for. Your job is VERY IMPORTANT it makes people happy to see a excellent well kept house of the Lord and to know that what you are doing is not for men, but for God. Wow! what a privilege and we thank you for that, dear servant!!!!
Luis TellezMay 5, 2020 at 11:59 am
My brother….YOU, are definitely a TRUE ambassador of God !
May the Lord continue to bless the people that attend and visit your church and may His blessings continue to be upon YOU!
A beautiful testimony…….
Jennifer MathewsOctober 20, 2021 at 10:06 am
Thank you for setting such a good example of belief in prayer. So many in this culture today have given up on God, and certainly don’t want to pray to him. Thank you for your trust in Him, and for sharing your wonderful story.
ingrid MooreOctober 24, 2021 at 7:40 pm
Thank you for showing us how to pray and do any job that offered and this one is a important job for the church