Just one year ago I had the opportunity to be a nomad with Liberty in North Korea, what that meant was that for 6 weeks there was intense training, then for 10 weeks we were on the road driving from LA to Pittsburgh all the way to Toronto Canada and then back to Los Angeles. We did presentations in front of thousands of people, hundreds of schools and raised thousands of dollars. To say the least, it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life. I met amazing people on the road that I am still close with now and have been able to see people’s live’s changed by our presentation. We were being game changers! While on the road, I somehow ended up applying for a full-time position at LiNK as a regional manager and since December I’ve been working full time at our office in Torrance.
This past Fall has been a sort of rough and kind of an interesting tour, a lot of things happened and multiple nomads had to leave the road. We sent an intern on the road and just yesterday we lost another nomad and we’ve sort of run out of options. I was asked yesterday to join the Northeast team as a nomad but to also continue my job as a regional manager while on the road with them. There was a lot of excitement but also fear and anxiety. It’s all so exciting and there’s really nothing I wouldn’t do for this organization. But it also sucks to have to miss Thanksgiving at home and our church’s turkey bowl for the second year in a row. A lot of exciting events are happening for the end of the year of 2015. With that said, I’m still super excited but it is 아쉬워 (unfortunate?). I’m excited to meet hundreds of people on the road, to inspire them, to challenge them and to excite them. I am not thrilled for 15 degree weather and having to carry and lug everything around but for reals anything for #thenorthkoreanpeople.
All three of us on the tour team at Liberty in North Korea are going to be leaving LiNK as of January. And we keep saying this but, last tour best tour! I’m excited to leave everything on the road, to use every last bit of my energy while working with this organization at a full time capacity to really give ALL that I have. I will remember when I first learned about and fell in love with the North Korean people and continue to push myself to be the best that I can be on the road.
I guess it’s true to say that, once a nomad, always a nomad.
I will live my life motto while on the road of 1 Corinthians 16:14 to do everything in love, to love God and to love others.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers!
I’ll be leaving to Boston on Sunday night and will be going through Boston, New Hampshire, Central Massachusettes, Upstate New York, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal Canada, Vermont and Maine! Please hit me up if you’ll be in those areas or if you know of great things to do there!