After heartfelt goodbyes and a laughter-filled dinner at my place, many of our residents moved on and we opened the first two windows of application!
So far we've had a total of four applications and even more inquiries from interested folks - and now I can say they were "from all around the world," as our latest application came in from India!
We have accepted two applicants already and have conducted a first interview with someone else, and are setting up an interview with the applicant from India, who is coming to UBC to do a Master's in Education and Counseling.
The summer has been a bit more eventful for me than expected as Rev. Heidi, the rector of St. Margaret's, is away on sabbatical and has left me to hold down the fort. The community has clearly been praying for us as all of our applicants so far have been impressive, even exemplary.
I am so SO looking forward to what I think will be an amazing year of adventure, deep conversations, and laughter at Hineni House.
Remember to share and/or tell your young seeker friends about Hineni House, and know that it's okay if they just have questions for now. It's a big decision to make, so even if they're considering waiting a year, we would love to hear from them or you!
About the Authors
The writers of this blog are all the wonderful people who make up Hineni: the residents (or Hinenites!), the workers, the volunteers, and the folks of the St. Margaret's Cedar Cottage Church community.