Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Long Awaited Answer

After nearly two months of uncertainty, I have worked out a brand new date for my move to South Korea.  I will be leaving the U.S. July 2013 to begin orientation and to start fresh in Seoul next school year.  While the issue before was that the student body was not growing quickly enough to need me, I will join the team next summer when two of the current teachers' contracts end, making this new date concrete in comparison to all prior plans.

Am I disappointed?  To be honest, I am just so thankful to have a more clear idea of the months ahead.  The constant questioning of "Will I be home another month? Two months? Six??" began to ware on me, but now I feel free to commit to ministries and opportunities knowing I will not have to drop out at any unexpected time.  This whole new arrangement has actually brought me an abundance peace!

I have found another blessing in all of this: though it would have been so exciting to have gone to Korea the summer of my college graduation, I now see the trip through new eyes.  While I am still excited, I am becoming more serious about what this move is going to require of me -  emotionally, physically, socially, and most important, spiritually.  I believe God has more work waiting for me than simply teaching English.

I am currently searching my community for volunteer opportunities to teach English in hopes of building experience (and confidence) as I continue to prepare for next summer.  Thank you, as always, for your love, prayers, and encouragement.  I absolutely cannot do this alone!

Seeking Him, ~Katelynn

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I." ~Psalm 61:2

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  1. I am so proud of how you are looking for the blessings in the change of plans God has made for you. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus. He has wonderful plans for you!

  2. Thank you, Miss Juliana! Your encouragement these last few months has given me so much strength!

  3. Be sure to check out the ESL programs through Providence Presbyterian, Immanuel Baptist, and Bethany Lutheran churches. I think the International House at SU has a conversation partner program that you could sign up for, too. :)

  4. Excellent update Katelynn! Continue seeking God in every situation and circumstance and He will remain faithful.