Summer 2011, Go International and a team of 28 traveled to the far corners of the earth to Cambodia. It was in this nation that our team had the opportunity to fulfill the Great Commission: to make disciples of all nations. Down the dirt paths, our team encountered beautiful faces that were thirsty for a truth and a love that would bring them life. Photo Credit: Dodge & Bel Pangburn
With passion in their hearts to see the change in the hearts of the Kuna’s, the team performed dramas for the Kuna’s that represented the gospel message. It was beautiful to see the Kuna’s receive truth and dedicate their lives to Jesus.
On a rainy day in the Islands, the team challanged one of the islands to a game of basketball. This particular island’s leaders had been very resistant to allowing a church to be built on the island. However, as the leaders of the island watched the team play a simple game of basketball with the Kuna’s, their hearts changed. The Leaders of the islands saw that there was something significantly different about the team, their hearts were full of beauty, hope, and genuine kindness. While to American’s this game basketball may seem “insignificant”, to the leaders of the island it displayed something more, it was something that ignited change in their hearts. After the team left the islands, the Kuna leaders allowed the Christians in the community to build a church on the island. Hope had come to the islands.
This summer two teams with forty one ordinary people were moved by compassion and were willing to be used by God were able to impact the nations of Cambodia and Panama this summer. Hope had come and lives were transformed by the love and healing power of Jesus. Throughout scripture the Lord beckons his people to “go out in to the world and proclaim the good news”, to “do good and plead the case of the widows and defend the fatherless”. This summer, the teams walked out in obedience and were in turn a part of a beautiful redemption story.
In 2010, the Go Interns traveled to Bangkok, Thailand on the annual Mystery Trip. On one of their ministry challenges in the city, the team broke up into small groups to go light the world. One team had the opportunity to speak life into this young adult and his dreams. Love is Now.
As the team traveled to Cambodia this past summer, they were eager to share love with the children of Cambodia and the village. Everywhere you turned, you could be sure to find our staff member Jon Adams with a beautiful Cambodian child latched onto him. It was such a beautiful sight to see the team be Jesus to the team as they loved the children with the unconditional love of the Father. Photo Credit: Dodge & Bel Pangburn
February 2011, we traveled with our interns to the nation of South Africa on the annual Mystery Trip. During our time there, we were able to co-host a healing crusade on the outskirts of Johannesburg. In the sea of people, this man stretched out his hand in faith ready to receive his healing.
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There are millions of Leah’s out there just waiting for a signal of hope from God, you can be that light. You have the capability to fulfill the mandate God calls upon us in James 1: 27 which is: “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”
Join Go International this February as we travel back to Haiti to fulfill the mandate, save innocent lives and be a light in a world full of darkness.
In January 2010, Go International took their interns on the annual Mystery Trip and found themselves in Cambodia. Everyday, the team would visit the orphanage and these two young girls would come and play with the team. They had nothing, yet they were full of love and joy.
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February 2011, Go International traveled half way across the world and for the first time ever as an organization stepped foot on African soil as they landed in Johannesburg, South Africa. While in South Africa, the team was able to visit and bring light to those who lived in the "squatter camps." Eager for hope to hold on to the South Africans were receptive of the gospel message.
Photo credit: Lindsey Eryn Clark