Goer blogs

I will trust you Lord

By Tiajah on January 17, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Latin America

Happy New Year !!  It has been a while since I last posted. Sorry about that. I have  a lot to fill you in on. My timeline  for Mexico has changed. I am now going to CIT in March and my Launch date for Mexico is in . I needed more time to continue raising support. For a brief moment I felt like a failure because I was not good enough to get 100% in 12 weeks. That is not the case. I was not going to allow my negative thinking to shape my view of what was going on. I know that is is harder for minorities to support raise. It will just take some more time and I am ok with that. I did not fail... Read more

Great is Thy Faithfulness

By Nora on January 11, 2020 Track: Ministry Region: Asia - Central

Hello all!  Happy New Year!  So much has happened in the last little while, and I’m excited to share with you!  This season of support raising has been so different from how I thought it would go.  People have responded differently than I expected, and I have learned so much in this process!  There have definitely been discouragements and setbacks, but there has also been blessing, provision, and greater intimacy with the Lord. During the beginning of this process, I was experiencing some pretty severe discouragement.  I wasn’t meeting my weekly goals, and I was believing a lot of lies.  I... Read more

Yes and Amens

By Katherine on January 11, 2020 Track: Ministry Region: Africa - North

    I'm going to UGANDA! Discerning this new placement and getting back on track with support raising and preparation has kept me pretty busy but I am so excited to finally blog about what God has next! I chose this placement for many reasons. First God directed me to it and opened up the door so I followed. But the story is a lot longer than just that.      I have wanted to go, live, and be a missionary in Africa for as long as I can remember. I was around the age of 6 when I felt this strongly and communicated to my parents the desire to be a missionary. God has been orchestrating this... Read more

No, Not Lost...

By Abby S on January 10, 2020 Track: Teaching Region: Asia - South East

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to go back to the United States to spend Christmas with our families and do some work stateside. We loved seeing everyone, and by the end of the three weeks we felt encouraged, refreshed, and ready to go back.  But as we packed up to go, deeply hidden emotions rose to the surface. I felt frustrated and stressed, but couldn’t place why. As our car pulled out from the driveway, I broke down weeping. All of my confused thoughts and feelings came into clear focus: I didn’t want to say goodbye again. I had forgotten how much we were missing by living... Read more

My Letter to Future Goers

By Bethany on January 8, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Middle East

It is crazy to think that my two year commitment has ended with GoCorps. It has been a couple months since my 2 year commitment has ended but I am still on the field. If someone told me that I would continue time here, I would have been pretty surprised. 2 years seemed like the longest time. It seemed like so much time away from my family & friends. But coming here and seeing the heart that the Lord has for the Middle East has changed my perspective.  These two years have taught me so much. You come in with the idea that you may have some things to give and giftings to share. But no... Read more

Expecting the Unexpected.

By Isabella on January 6, 2020 Track: Agriculture - Environment Region: Asia - Central

I’ve been learning a lot about hope. What does it mean to expect God to show up, even when it doesn’t look like He will? How do I recognize Him when He does? God appears in this world in so many ways, most of them unexpected. I love being caught off-guard, as I see his humor in a new friend, or am struck by the beauty of sun hitting the landscape just right. Coming into this adventure, I had no idea what I was getting into. I couldn’t imagine what my living situation would look like, or who I would spend my Friday nights with. I knew almost nothing about the local cuisine; I couldn’t even... Read more

The FINAL COUNTDOWN! (dana-naa-nuhh… dana-na-na-nuuuh…)

By Rosie on January 3, 2020 Track: Youth Development Region: Latin America

  6 Days left!!               This has been a season of waiting. And being completely honest with you, now that my departure date is less than a week away, I’m nervous for the metaphorical labor pains of transition, and the sleep depravity that comes with parenting a metaphorical newborn. I’m thankful to be encouraged every day, and I’m working on recognizing the gift of life in metaphorical motherhood. (Any mothers out there who have metaphorical tips relating to this metaphor of waiting, childbirth, and newborns? Would love to be encouraged by them :))   So much to do in so little time!... Read more

Holiday Season

By Claire on January 3, 2020 Track: Business Region: Latin America

Hello all from the south side of the equator!  Click the link below to watch my 2 min video on this holiday season! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBOMH236-_8 (Pictured above is a participant at Casa Adalia and a daughter of another participant as we celebrated the New Year at the beach) Blessings and thank you for the continued prayers! Claire Whitcomb Read more

12 Takeaways from Year 1

By Richard on January 2, 2020 Track: Agriculture - Environment Region: Asia - South East

As the year comes to a close and a new one begins, I wanted to share twelve key takeaways from my first year living on the field.  As with other lists I’ve posted, some points will be more serious, some will be less so; all of them are real reflections of thoughts I’ve had over the last year.   Learning any new language is a hard and exhausting process, even the ones they tell you are easy to learn Learning someone’s language is a powerful way to show them that you care, and is 100% worth the effort There is no escaping the bugs in the tropics  Righteousness and Justice are incredibly... Read more

Celebrating What God Has Done

By Dora on December 31, 2019 Track: Ministry Region: United States

Hey friends, As 2019 is coming to a close, something my teammates and I did is we compiled a list of things we are thanking God for in this year of ministry. It’s really cool to look back on the year and celebrate what God has done in our team and community. Here are just a few of the things we’re celebrating: Having 5 full English classes that meet twice a week in the Life Skills Center Hosting two English trips to the Grand Canyon Together as a team, we’ve done 627 home visits and have spent about 1,254 hours this year in refugee homes 9 of our English students became U.S. citizens 5... Read more