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The Job Application

We're reading These Are My People by Mildred Howard. It's about Gladys Aylward and her missionary work in China. We're going to study China as Patrick will be heading out there in June. Right now, we're in the part of the story where Gladys is filling out job applications. Here are the sample job applications, with Elf and Emperor's answers in red.

Name Elf
Date of Birth (given)
Position for which you are applying Pastor
Why do you think you would be good at this job?Because I love Jesus
Last year or grade of school completed Colege
Previous work experience choures
Give the name of one person who knows what kind of worker you are. Mom
Hobbies/Talents reading
Give the name of one person who knows what kind of attitudes you have. Mom

Name Emperor
Date of Birth (given)
Position for which you are applying Police
Why do you think you would be good at this job? beCause I'm strong
Last year or grade of school completed 3rd grade
Previous work experience household chores
Give the name of one person who knows what kind of worker you are. Mom.
Hobbies/Talents Talent: math
Give the name of one person who knows what kind of attitudes you have. our Mom.


  1. Hmmm... might want a couple of extra references, just in case an opinion other than Mom's is needed. Cute!

    Patrick is coming to this side of the planet?!!! Did I miss this information somehow, or is this new? Do tell!

  2. Yep. Patrick will be in China during the first week of June as he will be travelling with the high school orchestra members who raised enough to go. He will play cello on the Great Wall. He made his half of the $3,000 by shoveling snow and babysitting.

    Yay! :)

  3. Yay for Patrick! Yay! Yay! Love the job applications. I think mother's should be a reference. Why not!

  4. VERY clever answers! I love them!

    Mary in Marrakesh


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