Friday, September 26, 2008

Yes, it's true - no more WAMU

I find myself in a state of non-belief. Washington Mutual has been around forever! Yet last night it was announced that it had failed and seized by the government only to be sold to JPMorgan/Chase. This is the biggest bank failure in US history! Our family doesn't know much more than that. We are in a bit of limbo not knowing what to think or expect. Phillip worked for WAMU for 10 years then as most of you know came off staff for a year. He went back in April not as an employee but as a contractor working with a software upgrade. We are not sure what may happen next. JPMorgan stated that all employees were to show up for work this morning as usual - however, that was the extent of the announcement concerning employees. I am creating this post to confirm that yes - it does affect us - but we just don't know how yet. Our family would appreciate your prayer during this time. We know that God is in complete control - we trust in that.
I will keep you "posted".

11 comments:

I am truly blessed said...

Oh my...will definitely be praying for your family. Please keep us updated.

handstrustinhim said...

We are praying Charrissa. Sharon James called me right after you let me go and all she wanted to know was how you were and that she had prayed for you and your family this morning. Please keep us updated and we will take this to the Lord in prayer.
Love you.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Thought of you as well. Praying for the Lords will. Thank you for the Sweet post on my blog. It's hard seeing a loved one battle cancer. We've both been there and it's never easy. (((Hugs)))

Tom and April said...

Let us know if you need anything even a little cheer up or whatever it may be.....even if it is watching the kids so you and Philip can get out and talk.....whatever? We love you and are praying for all that God has for you......I am sure He is working to do his good will for your lives.

Mrs. Renfro said...

God's plan is always best, even when we don't understand at the moment. I am praying for you to find that peace that only He can give you, to sustain you as you wait on Him.
Psalm 26:14 "Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
Love you.

Jenny B. said...

Oh man, that's right!! I heard about WAMU, but forgot that Phillip woks for them! We'll be praying for you!

~~Deby said...

Praying Charissa....I know the Lord is our provider....for all of us...Please keep us informed...
Deby

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys!

Kitty

Miss Stephanie said...

Oh my word - I totally didn't know that that is what Brother Browning did! I heard about the bank though - I'll be praying.

Amanda said...

God has something for you all. Tom has been through many trials and struggles in his career and God always works things out for the good. We love you guys and we also will be praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there Charissa, always give God the glory in all your trials. You are a strong family and will get thru this w/friends and family,,, the church wont let you all go hungry we love you and will be praying for you....!!! Donna