Thursday, August 30, 2012

More Waiting

Hello everyone!

A lot of people have been asking, "So when are you leaving for Korea??"  Well, there's not a simple answer.  I received an email from Connexus this week that explains my situation.  The following is a section from that update:

"I feel sad sharing this, but here at Connexus our student numbers are not growing much. We actually lost a couple students this month, due to long vacations, but we're hoping they'll join again in September. Our total student capacity with our current three teachers is 60, and right now we have 36 students...After another month or two, we will update you again about our situation and perhaps then we will be better prepared to make decisions."
So what do I do now? For now I am finishing my paperwork so that I will be prepared to go to Korea when the time comes.
What's the time frame? This is something completely out of my control, and out of the control of Connexus at that.  Everything is dependent upon how many students join the English program in the months ahead.  The program is still new (not yet a year old), so things are very unpredictable right now. It could be 2 months, it could be 6 - we just have to take it one day at a time.
What is next? Yes, I still hope and plan on going to South Korea. But with having no certain idea when I may be needed there, I am coming up with different plans of what to do while waiting. I want to wait actively!  My brainstorming includes work options here at home, local ministries, and maybe evening pursuing student teaching in Knoxville next year. 

If I do not have a more definitive idea for Korea in the next month or so, I think I will have to give Connexus a general date that I can come in the future (for example, in the spring semester or when the school year starts again next fall).  So many things are up in the air for me right now, including my retail job which keeps asking how long I am here for..  But I know God is in control, even if I cannot see His plans.  I just want to be used where ever I am - whether at home, in Knoxville or in South Korea!

Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouragement!  I am very blessed because of you.

Seeking Him, ~Katelynn