You Want Me to Drive a School Bus?!

imagesThere are no coincidences in this life.

A friend has been after me for years to drive a school bus

I realized this summer that I needed to add a new client or two to my EVA business.

One weekend, two friends, who happen to be school bus drivers, told me about a part-time opportunity with our local school bus company

Flash forward 30 days:

  1. Initial classroom & behind-the-wheel training complete
  2. Multiple written tests passed
  3. Skills course and road test passed
  4. CDL in hand
  5. Students successfully delivered to school, home or on a field trip
  6. Special Ed training nearly complete

This did not happen by chance. God has given me the opportunity to be a light in students’ lives.  I endeavor to greet each student with a smile and send them off with “have a great day” or “have a nice weekend”.  I have no idea what challenges that a  child faces when they are not on my bus but I can take the time to give sincere compliments on their artwork / new glasses or ask about an event that they shared with me.

I am excited about my new “mission field”

As I stated at the beginning, there are no coincidences in life, only opportunities that we had not thought of yet.  You see, God knew just what I needed.  With the split-shift, I am able to do my EVA work, continue my chaplaincy studies, do jail/prison visits and fulfill my church obligations.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. — Proverbs 3:5-6

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. — Romans 8:28


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