A great novel is made up of many great chapters. One chapter leads you to the next, and sometimes the end of one chapter leaves you in a place where you just can’t put the book down. You just have to find out what happens next.
This is partly how I feel as I write to let you know that the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has chosen to end our nine-year partnership. Truly, an amazing chapter has come to a close. While we are saddened by this, we are very thankful for this chapter in our history. And at the same time, we are excited to see how the story will continue.
In a few months, we will enter our 9th summer of training and mobilizing students from Oklahoma with the BGCO. This partnership, initiated by James Lankford out of his desire to see hundreds of Oklahoma students mobilized every summer, centered on Falls Creek and what is known as Go Students. iGo Global has been the proud training and mobilizing facilitator behind Go Students Missions since 2006. In that time, we have had the privilege to partner with the BGCO to train well over 1000 Oklahoma students and adults and help them engage the work God is doing among the world’s least reached peoples.
One blog post won’t contain the impact that this partnership has made on the Kingdom. There is quite a list of Oklahoma students that served multiple times, moved into leadership roles, and are now serving faithfully in local churches all over the world. We are thankful for the opportunity to intersect our ministry with Oklahoma students. And we hope that Oklahoma students continue to be trained and mobilized through GoStudents as they move forward.
Looking forward, it is truly exciting to see how God has opened up some amazing doors for us to partner with churches and entire youth groups. We are thrilled to announce that iGo will begin to strategically provide training and opportunities for youth groups through what we call Group Treks. We hope that this new initiative will be a huge benefit to many churches across Oklahoma. We desire to continue serving Oklahoma churches, families, and students in a new way in this next chapter. Details on these opportunities are coming soon.
For now, we want to simply say thank you. Thanks to the BGCO for an incredible run. Thanks to Oklahoma churches that surrounded these students and sent them to the nations. Thanks to Oklahoma families for recognizing and supporting the work that God is doing in this generation. And thanks to all our Oklahoma iGosians. Your impact and investment in His Ancient Work is eternal.
It’s time for the next chapter. Join us as we turn the page to find out what’s next. And if you just can’t wait, go ahead and shoot us an email to find out what we’re working on. You can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And the story goes on…
Make Him Famous,
Lance Shumake, iGo President