If you’ve read my recent blog posts about my job history, my journey since childhood, the one about the fridge, and well, kind of any of them, you know that I live my life based on what Jesus tells me to do. This has caused me some problems in the past. Well, earthly problems, unwanted conversations, lack of knowledge, etc.
Like, “Kate, what are you doing after you graduate?” “Um, I don’t know yet. God hasn’t told me.”
Or, “Kate, you know, if you got a real job, you could make bank!” “Yeah, but I’m not in this life for the money…”
And, “We moved here because God told us to.” “Do you say that because it’s the easy answer?”
But really, I love this life. The best things happen to me because I did them at the best time. I felt Jesus told me to write a book back in 2018. He didn’t give me a timeline, I just heard, “Write a book.” So, I kept that in my mind, tried to write a few things here and there, but nothing really panned out. Then, in January of 2020, my head starts flooding with book content. Images and chapters and words and verses! I got home as fast as I could and started writing it all down. And, now, I have a book that will be ready to buy in time for Christmas! Less than a year! And I’ve seen Jesus in every part of it. I’m thrilled for you to read it.
But, my book is not what this blog is about. This blog is about 2021. I have been asking Jesus, “What do you want me to do in 2021?” And I believe I got some answers. And I’m THRILLED! to share them with you!
First, he said that I should keep working with DOOR! I’m excited about this. I love DOOR and their mission and their values and their process. I love doing survey work and it is valuable and important. I might also be taking on some linguistic training roles, too. That would be fun.
While Jesus told me to continue working with DOOR, he also told me to go part time.
“Ok, Jesus, if I go part time with DOOR, what else do you want me to do?”
And then the visions and dreams started. So many good things. So much good. I see me in the front of a conference hall with women. I see me as a camp dean for Deaf kids. I see Jesus books I love being made accessible for the Deaf. I see the book I just wrote in ASL. I see YouTube videos in ASL explaining concepts and teaching prayers. Seriously, SO. MUCH. GOOD.
And I’m like, “I can’t do any of that, Jesus. You crazy.” And he’s like, “I’ve been training you for years. But more importantly, I will never leave you or forsake you.”
I have been prayerfully considering what parts I’m supposed to do next year, and I believe those parts are the YouTube channel and writing my book in ASL. I will do these two things at the same time as working for DOOR. And I will continue to pray about what my next steps are and keep you in the know as time goes on.
If you would like to make this happen. If you would like to help get Bibles to the unreached in their first language. If you want to get good Jesus content to young Deaf kids. If you believe in this mission, please prayerfully consider joining my monthly financial support team. You can give safely and tax deductively through my church’s website by clicking here. Just make sure you select “Missions: Kate French” in the “give to” section.
p.s. Sorry I say “thrilled” so much in this blog, but really, it’s all so thrilling!