An Update from Reid Wilson
by Reid Wilson
Greetings Westminster Family,
When school was cancelled for the year I moved out of my apartment in Greenwood and back into my family home in north Alabama. Some of you know that I'd been accepted for two internships in Washington, D.C. for the summer, in both the House and the Senate. When the internships were cancelled due to the pandemic, I reached out to a mutual friend in Washington and I was accepted for an internship at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). I filed my paperwork, but I never received a start date for my internship. Without an internship in DC, I was not sure of my chances of finding a job for the fall. I started applying for other teaching jobs in Mississippi, all the while praying the Lord would show me His plan for my next step.
In mid-July I received an offer to work at the Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Special Assistant in the Secretary's Office. I started at the beginning of August, so I am still getting my bearings on my job responsibilities. My boss's work is mostly focused on the department and the secretary's communications. My days are spent preparing documents, finding data, coordinating his schedule, and helping to plan ahead. HUD has a very talented communications team, and it is a privilege to support their efforts to communicate the President and the Secretary's message. I am excited about what the next few months will bring!
My living situation in the city has been a major blessing. I am living in the Jonathan House, a house of Christian guys on Capitol Hill. All of the guys in the house are around my age and work in Washington. Most importantly, we are a community of believers who are committed to following Christ and encouraging one another in our walk with Him. I am especially thankful for this community given the restrictive quarantine guidelines in DC. The guys in the house have already become some of my closest friends, and through them I have met many other people in the city that I would not have if I was living alone or in the suburbs.
Though it has been many months since I have last seen you all, please know you are regularly in my thoughts and prayers. God grew me in my faith and knowledge of His word through the members and teaching at Westminster. I am grateful for every moment I spent with you all, and I look forward to the day that I can visit again.
Yours in Christ