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Scholarship Entrant: Kaitlin from Corry, Pa
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Kaitlin: 2743

In 2010, I resolved to become an overseas missionary. Currently there are many countries that do not allow “missionaries.” They do not want their people to become “corrupted.” This poses a problem. However, I can serve in a foreign country by teaching its people English. I would love to teach these people, and they would love to learn. It would be beneficial to both sides. The governments of these countries see the benefit of this skill. Since America is the top nation in the world, the English language is very valuable. Having knowledge of the English language can give these people a better opportunity to make a living for their families. It will raise the standard of living for these people and give them more opportunities in life. I do not even desire to make a huge profit from teaching. My goal is not money. My goal is to see these people learn and succeed. My definition of success does not involve money or recognition. It is simply the knowledge that I have impacted a person’s life in a beneficial way.
My ultimate goal, however, is to spread the message of Jesus Christ. Although I will be teaching English, I can teach about Christian customs and prompt questions about religion. The Bible tells us to spread the “Good News” and that is my goal. By giving these people something that they can easily see the benefit of (i.e. the English language), they will be more receptive of my message.

Vote for Kaitlin: 2743

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