Goer blogs

Finding My Why

By Hanna on October 20, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Europe

Is missions really right for me?  Is GoCorps really right for me?  I have already started my career.... Should I really be uprooting my entire life? These are all questions that plagued me as I started this journey of pursing full-time mission work 1.5 years ago.  My name is Hanna- I am a daughter, a friend, an avid skier, an amateur chef (amateur being the key word there), and a professional Event Planner for a fortune 200 company in Denver, Colorado. My life is full. I have an incredible community, a church that I love, and the best friends that I have ever had in my life. Yet, I felt like... Read more

This is Not What I Expected

By Anthony on October 19, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Asia - East

4 years ago, if you asked me if I’d like to pursue international missions I’d certainly say no and even if I was given the opportunity to do such, I would most likely turn down such an offer. Yet, everything changed for me during college. It's funny because I entered college as a biology major with the plans to be an optometrist, but it only took me a semester to realize how bad I am at science, lol, and so then social work became the new plan. During my freshman year of college, I participated in a weeklong service trip, with only the intention of getting service credits, with my school to... Read more

Introducing Me - Quirks & Zeal Included!

By Julia on October 19, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Asia - South East

Hey guys, my name is (not) Julia (but it is here, you catchin' my vibe?)! I’m excited you have found my page and are delving forward into the beginning of my story!   First up: those fun facts to break the ice (we like these, right?)! 1) I grew up in a military family and we moved from coast to coast every few years! 2) For sixteen years of my life, my dad had me completely convinced that we had a pet Zebra named Stripes until I was two! 3) In another life, I would be a Thai woman working in a rice patty field (that lush greenery, the water, the HAT… oh yeah!). Hopefully this paints the... Read more

IT'S HAPPENING

By Sarah on October 19, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Middle East

IT'S HAPPENING! Wow, I am a month into support raising and actively preparing to move 5,000 miles away to minister to refugees. Is this real life?! But it is real, this is happening, all by the power and directing of our Good God. I am not who I thought God would use for this job. I don’t have the ideal resume for this role, I am young and just starting to figure out life, and I am not a perfect Christian. But the Lord doesn’t call us to be perfect in order to be used, He just desires our ‘yes’ and willingness to submit to Him in every aspect of life. This doesn’t always look pretty, there is... Read more

Joy and Sorrow

By Hannah on September 3, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Latin America

Joy and Sorrow The spring and summer of the year 2020 has been a roller coaster of emotions and experiences in my life. In March I came back after only three weeks on the mission field I’d committed to for two years, and I have never understood better the meaning of the phrase “having the rug pulled out from under you.” However, I was grateful and confident that God led me to be in Colorado for this time, and it soon became more clear why.  In the month of July I stood up next to two of my dearest friends as they got married. I watched my brother go through two surgeries and an ER visit due... Read more

Failed Dream

By Jeanne on March 31, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Africa - Sub-Saharan

In many ways, it feels like a failed first few months in my designated country. I planned to spread the word about how evil human-trafficking is, I wanted to rescue girls from bad situations and teach them skills to make a living. Reality has really kicked me down - I can hardly have a conversation let alone make a speech about human-trafficking, can someone explain how I can rescue girls from a trafficking situation (in a third world country I've never been before??), and I don't know any skills to teach others (not ones that are sustainable for people living in poverty). Before I left I was... Read more

Letter to Future Goers

By Emily on March 27, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Europe

Dear Future Goer, Whether you're wondering whether to be a Goer at all, or you're in the midst of support raising, or you're a few weeks on the field, I hope this letter encourages you! Two years ago, I got on a plane, ready to transform. I was Frodo with the ring around his neck headed to Mordor, ready to fight for the future of mankind. I was Moana, sailing into the unknown to restore her island and save the world. (Incidentally, both these movies gave me the courage to get onto that plane.) Now, two years later, I've found that more than anything I've managed to transform, I've been... Read more

My letter to future Goers

By Claire on March 25, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Europe

So you’re thinking about going overseas… You might feel like there are a million reasons to say no.  Going requires sacrifice, leaving things behind. Going means leaving everything you know to go start a new life, one where you probably won’t know what you’re doing for a looooong while. It means giving up spending time with friends and family, maybe giving up taking a job in your field, and giving up any control you thought you had over your life.    But I’m sitting here now, back home in Indiana for two months now, and the things that I “lost” don’t occupy my mind. Instead, it’s all the... Read more

My Letter to Future Goers

By Jen on March 9, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Africa - North

I have now been back in America for a whole week. During this time, I'm having the opportunity to process these last two years, get used to the reality of being in the US again, and prepare for my next steps. I'm excited to say that I hope to continue working overseas for as long as God has me there. These last two years have been very foundational for my future as well as a major source of growth for me. He has taken me on quite a ride, and here are 7 things that I have learned these last two years.   1. Don't be afraid to use this time to develop yourself. Perhaps you will feel pressure to... Read more

A Clay Vessel (Two Blogs in One!)

By Hannah on March 7, 2020 Track: Compassion - Justice Region: Latin America

3 March 2020 "Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us." 2 Corinthians 4:1, 5-7 The thesis I took away from training in North Carolina is that I have absolutely nothing to offer on... Read more