Safer Than a Known Way

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:

“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.”

And he replied:

“Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.

That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.”

So I went forth, and finding the Hand of God, trod gladly into the night.

And He led me towards the hills and the breaking of day in the lone East.

“God Knows” (Minnie Louise Haskins)

Hi Friend,

My name is Ellen and I'm a graduate of Ridgewater College with an Associates degree in Multimedia Design. Since graduation 2 years ago, I’ve gotten the chance to work doing different things that I never would have considered and to learn more about what it looks like to follow Jesus in everyday life! It’s been an amazing season of waiting on the Lord and keeping my hands open. I’m so excited to be partnering with GoCorps and ReachGlobal in Berlin, Germany. 

This September I’m starting a new adventure into the “unknown.” I’m going to be raising support to go and learning more about how to trust God. I’m going to be moving overseas to a new culture with an unfamiliar language and different perspective of life. Friend, it’s been a crazy journey to get to this point. Despite the incredible joy as I feel to step into this new season, there is a part of me that has been tempted to loiter outside and wait until I can see everything clearly illuimated. How am I going to handle leaving my family and friends? What does it mean to transition well? Will I be able to learn the language? These are good questions, but not good reasons to walk in fear. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). I can be confident without knowing all the details because I know that He is going before me and walking with me. Even when I can’t see the future, I’m learning to put my hand in the hand of God and trust that it is the best and truly safest way.

I'm excited to chronicle this journey with you all as I grab the hand of God and set my face to Berlin.

Love, Ellen