Reasons for Going

portraits-staff_0I have been teaching school in Reading, PA for the past 5 years, which has been very instrumental in my journey with God.

When I was seeking God for direction as to whether I should teach again this year, “something” was drawing me away and I felt the need to say no. This was a somewhat difficult thing for me to do because I didn’t know if He had something else waiting for me or if I was just going to get stuck at some job that didn’t have much meaning. I didn’t want the latter. But, God has been so faithful! In my step of faith, He came through and there was indeed something waiting for me. Little did I know that I would be called on to be taken along on this exciting adventure! This calling is sobering to me as well. I am humbled by my own failings, but cling to the grace of God.

–Sylvia Beachy, IGo Ladies’ Dean

After previously living in Thailand for two years, I returned to the States in the fall of ‘99 after feeling that God had placed a burden on my heart to use English to reach the Thai people. I had felt the call to start an English school that would also be used to train missionaries to use English teaching as a tool for reaching closed countries with the gospel. Six years later the Lord is continuing to work in my life in this regard through IGo. I could hardly believe the news when I heard that IGo intended to do exactly what I had felt God calling me to do many years earlier. I am excited about what God has in store for us at IGo in the years ahead and look forward to serving Him in Thailand.

–Nevin Bowman, IGo TESOL Teacher

I had been praying for some time that God would show me what He wanted me to do. He taught me patience. His answer was just WAIT. Then in God’s perfect timing, He had Rick and Renita Rhodes ask me to be a teacher for their children. Through different signs God confirmed to me that this was His plan for me. I’m excited for what God has in store.

–Rosanna Martin, IGo Staff Children’s Teacher

My call to Asia initially began the fall of 2000 when our family made a trip to Thailand and China. From then on I felt that the Lord was asking me to return sometime in the future. In the fall of 2003 I returned to Asia with Global Tribes Outreach for the EDGE program. My reason for going on EDGE was to discern more clearly what God had for my future in Asia. It was through this time that I was asked to begin thinking about coming back. Over the next year, plans began to materialize and I returned as the Vision Team’s director. It was also during this time that IGo asked if I’d consider joining their team as the men’s dean and ministry trip director. I’m all excited about this ministry. I believe that God has some incredible plans for us and I feel very privileged to have a front row seat to watch what He is going to do!

–Deaniel Yoder, IGo Ministry Trip Director/Men’s

Dean Four years ago when our family first started considering the possibility of moving to Thailand, it was difficult for me to envision that it might actually happen. As the months passed and we kept talking about it as a family, I began to feel a deep peace and the Lord’s direction that we sod has in store for us. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with my Dad in a secretarial position here in the states, and I feel very privileged as I look forward to doing the same while serving with IGo.

–Delight Yoder, IGo Secretary

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