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His Promise is Never Fail

Registered Date October 27, 2018 User ID joejov Read 97
School Duta Wacana Christian University Scranton Scholarship 2015 Undergraduate Scholarship
User Name Jovani Ineke Chandra
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Dear Scranton Center, Long time no see! I have graduated in 2016 and I would like to thank you for all experiences that I could experience because of your support. May God bless you more.

In the early February 2018, I was accessing your website and finding a statement that, as Scranton Scholarship grantee, I need to keep update about my journey. So, I wrote this message to let you know what God let me do in this life.

July 23th 2016, I graduated from Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. I graduated with cum laude and was elected to speak in front of all graduates of that period. I made my parents proud that day. I never expected God would give such an extraordinary milestone at the end of my story as a student. Why is it extraordinary? Because I never expected it before, God always gives something we never expect. He is too so sweet.

Anyway, after graduated, I was ready to go to work. But, looking for a job is not easy like I ever imagined before. I imagine that I’ll work at a startup company and works as UI/UX designer. But, unfortunately, everything was not working as an I expected to be.

I applied to some companies, but there was no response. If there was a response, it will stop at psychotest or an interview phase. At that time, I was very upset. My mind full of doubt about future. One day, I prayed and asked God desperately about my job. I was wondering, “Lord, what I am gonna be? What should I do?”. I told God that I want to get work at Jakarta with high salary to support my family economy, especially to support my lil-sister who was going to college and need a lot of money. After I prayed, my faith had recharged, my faith was strengthened. I did not know how, but I got no doubt that I certainly would work in Jakarta. Suddenly, I thought about my cousin who lives in Jakarta and tried to contact and share my experiences about looking for a job in Jakarta.

In short, my cousin responded kindly and shared her experiences than told me about her friend who works at a big company in Indonesia and looking for an IT Supervisor. She told me to send my CV to her. After that, I continued my journey in looking for a job. A month passed and I got a call from that big company. They called me for an interview. Wow how happy I was. I went to Jakarta for the interview and also another interview in startup companies. But, I ended up waiting. Another month passed, I went back and forth Solo-Jakarta for an interview or for waiting.

On the middle of September 2016, I got a called from a small company in Yogyakarta. They asked me to join, but the salary is not as I expected, but I need a job right away because my savings were limited. I do not know why I fully doubt to join this small company even I need it. That doubt is not because it’s small, but because I believe that Jesus will give me ‘Jakarta’, as He ever told me on my pray. I waited for 2 weeks to make a decision. I was still waiting for the big company in Jakarta. Until on early October 2016, that big company called me to continue the process and there was only a day, then they told me the result. I got a job! As an IT Project Manager. Yey, very thankful. God gave me a job in Jakarta with salary as much as I mentioned in my prayed, exactly the same. Wow! Even though I did not get my dream job, but I believe God wants to say something through this job or God wants me to be a blessing to my family through this job.

The conclusion is, we never know what God has planned to us. But, one thing we have to understand. He is faithful God, He will not ever break His promise. I dreamed to be a designer, but God gave me a job as an IT supervisor. It is huge different. Sometimes, I wondering why. Follow Him is needs a faith, do not lose your faith. Keep believing on Him, because His plan is the best plan that we ever had.