You ask…He answers
Your iGo trip is officially in the books. Your suitcase is unpacked (unless you are a Germany JSI and iGosian Airways took over your return flight and lost your luggage in or near Philly. In that case, just trust the process).
Part of you misses your time overseas. Part of you wishes you were still there. Part of you can’t believe that the trip went so quickly. Part of you, it seems, stayed overseas.
So now what?
It’s always a good idea to find your answers in the Word.
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” –Matthew 9:36–38
Now, maybe more than ever, you can relate to what Jesus says here. You have seen the people and God has given you compassion for them. You have seen their lostness, their hopelessness, their need for a shepherd. You have prayed big prayers for them, maybe even wept for them.
You now know that the harvest is plentiful.
You now know that the workers are few.
So pray. Keep on praying. Pray with insight, because you spent that time on-sight.
And Jesus told you what to pray. He says to pray earnestly that He will send out more workers into these fields.
So pray that. Earnestly.
And consider this. Chapter 9 ends there at verse 38, but the story continues. In chapter 10, the very next thing that happens is that Jesus calls his 12 disciples to him, gives them authority, and sends them out. So he tells them to pray for workers, and then he uses them as the answer for that prayer.
How can you be an answer to your own prayer? Just like Luke 9-10, you can start now praying about going back overseas next summer. We are adding new opportunities to our Trips Page all the time, and we would love for you to come back again, or consider a different/longer/etc. opportunity.
And then there is that whole thing about the harvest field of your hometown, your campus, your dorm, your team, your club, your friends. Don’t neglect that harvest field while you are waiting on next summer to come.
Now, for a challenge. Bring someone with you. The harvest is plentiful, right? There is room for your friends as you engage the mission field at home. And there is always room for your friends beside you on your next iGo trip.
Who do you know that needs to go global with iGo next summer? Who do you know that needs the training you have received and are still processing? Who do you know that needs to see how plentiful the harvest fields really are? Who are you going to invite on this journey with you to make Him famous?
Point some friends to our website. Invite some friends to join you in praying for your school and for the work overseas. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out more workers. And then start packing a suitcase.