I received an unexpected call last night from a friend and coordinator for missions-bound teachers. During our conversation, she informed me that Papua New Guinea’s government has recently cracked down on work permits for teachers. More specifically, teachers entering the country and applying for a work permit must now be at least twenty-three and have a year or more of experience teaching. My original plans to graduate in December and go directly to Papua New Guinea by June of 2012, though expedient and on “my timing,” would have resulted in a declined work permit. Due to the necessity of two additional classes for the spring semester and NTM’s required year of work experience, I will have just turned twenty-three when I have completed all prerequisites for a work permit in Papua New Guinea. As a result of this news, I was encouraged and could only say, “God’s timing is so good!” What I did not know until last night, he knew all along! God is so good!