Testimonies from IGo Alumni

setting-up-tentA Pastor wrote: I wanted to take a few minutes to send both of you a note on how _____ & _____ have been doing since they came home from IGo. As an encouragement to you and the work there in Thailand, well, let’s just say I really feel both their lives have been drastically changed in a very positive way. After spending some time with them, listening to their experiences and the spiritual insights they’ve gained, I’m more enthused about the program than ever! Both of them are like artisan wells – they’re full and running over, and wanting to share with others – especially our congregation and youth group – what God has been teaching them the last few months. It’s quite exciting to see. My prayer is that we can send more of our young people to IGo; I really feel our typical Anabaptist congregations can be changed in a positive direction if we inject some passion for ministry & service into our churches, starting with our young people. The vision they gain, if kept nurtured, can last a lifetime.

A Student: One thing I have been thinking a lot about is this whole vision of starting a young men’s Bible Study/Mentoring programs for any of the youth guys from our two churches. I have learned so much from the mentoring program I was a part of at IGo and it’s my desire that more young people could start sharing and studying the Bible together in this way!

A Student: There’s just no other way (than journaling) to process and recuperate and adjust from 4 months of what I experienced on the other side of the world. I feel like I have learned more about myself and God in the last 2 months than any other short time period of my life. And I can’t get done being grateful for it. It’s even starting to take away my fear of the future with its inevitable disappointments and pain. Turns out, God uses those things to make life beautiful. It’s nice to finally feel that peace and reassurance after so long wrestling and yearning inside.

(I Witness News/Spring 2012)

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