I finally found her! Our new office manager is college educated, bilingual, has business experience, and is Kingdom minded. I had been looking to fill this position for quite awhile and my deadline was fast approaching. Eva graduated from a Christian college with a business degree. She articulated well her desire to use her skills for God's Kingdom work, even though she could make more money in a corporate setting. Her heart for the families in our neighborhood and her own similar experience growing up in a low income area made her a perfect fit for our community development work. Once again I rejoiced how God had brought us the perfect person to join our ministry team.
Today I fired Eva. It turns out she doesn't not have legal papers to work here. I would not have known except that she felt convicted by God to be honest with me. Her reward for her integrity and character is losing the job. She said she was thinking of me, of the organization. She didn't want us to invest in her and then find out later that she is undocumented. If I did not know, I would have been able to keep her on. Now that I know, I have to let her go.