Stop worrying. Start praying. With thanksgiving.

By iGo Global Staff · November 24, 2010

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” I have always loved Paul’s teaching on prayer in Philippians 4. His command to not be anxious is so challenging. After all, Paul is telling me not to worry about things in my life while accessorizing his wardrobe with chains. No, not the Mr. T kind – the “you didn’t think you were going anywhere did you?” kind. So Paul tells us not to be anxious. Stop worrying. Maybe he had some kind of premonition that worry and stress…

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Less than a week away…looking back at 2009!

By iGo Global Staff · October 18, 2010

Hgpf. No, not a typo. This is a word. At one time, it was just an acronym, but somewhere along the way it seems these four letters took on a meaning all their own. Humble, gentle, patient, and forbearing. These are the words that Hgpf represents. Embracing them helps develop a team mentality. Brad came up with the super catchy acronym back in the day, but I still think he just threw it out there after trying for hours to come up with something catchy using thesaurus.com. Either way, team building is a huge part of the iGo experience. It…

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Almost there… 2008

By iGo Global Staff · October 6, 2010

For all eight of you that have been following along with all these countdown articles, you know that in 2007 things really began to click. We learned so much over the first six summers, and everything seemed to come together almost perfectly in that one summer. We felt like we had finally figured this thing out. Consider the following quote: “If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change.  If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”  ~John A. Simone, Sr. Yes, after seeing this thing turn almost into a finely tuned machine in 2007, almost everything…

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Counting Down to Our 10 Year Anniversary: 2007

By iGo Global Staff · September 30, 2010

The great “Hannibal” Smith from The A-team is famous for saying, “I love it when a plan comes together.” This was his closing line of each episode right after everything worked out, but hardly ever according to his plan. 2007 felt a little like that. The common thread throughout all these countdown articles is God’s faithfulness and guidance. This ministry has always been His vision, His plan, and His work. He led us to every idea, and many times he seemed to just drop things in our lap. The way He orchestrated events and circumstances to get us further down…

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Counting Down to our 10 Year Anniversary – 2006

By iGo Global Staff · September 24, 2010

Very shortly after we started iGo (back then, iWitness) our friend James Lankford asked us to drive up to Oklahoma for a meeting. In that meeting James simply asked us if we could handle about 200 Oklahoma students that had indicated they wanted to serve on an international mission trip. We said no. Or maybe it was an emphatic no way. At that time, we had not taken a team of students anywhere. We felt like just a couple of guys with a good idea, but with no real idea if we could make that idea happen. We really wanted…

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Looking Back – 2005

By iGo Global Staff · September 17, 2010

The connection between iGo Global and Texas Super Summer has always been a good one. Most of our current staff were involved in Super Summer at some point in their lives. For me, personally, Super Summer was the event God used to change the trajectory of my life as a teenager from Angleton, Texas (Home of the Wildcats! Purple and  White! Fight! Fight! Fight!) And when we started iGo, we naturally turned to Super Summer for recruiting. After all, students who are ready for Super Summer are likely candidates to follow God to the ends of the earth. Every year…

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10 Years of Making Him Famous – 2004

By iGo Global Staff · September 9, 2010

We are counting down to our 10th Anniversary Celebration banquet by looking each week at one of the 10 years. And since we are doing them all in order, this week we are looking at 2004. Unfortunately, 2004 was pretty boring. There, I said it. Criticize if you want, but you were all thinking it (unless of course 2004 was your year to go: in that case, well, sorry). Just look at the timeline and you can see what I mean. In 2001 we started this whole thing from nothing and turned it into a tiny bit more than nothing,…

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A Look Back: Summer 2002

By iGo Global Staff · August 26, 2010

The most important thing to know about the year 2002 is that it came after 2001. Well, specifically 9/11/2001. How do you grow a ministry that takes high school and college students on airplanes overseas after that happens? Um…you don’t. Out of the 10 years of teaching, training, and sending year two was probably the toughest for many reasons. If you read last week’s countdown article, you know that God used our first year and especially our first summer team to confirm everything we had dreamed about, prayed for, and hoped in as we started iGo. But in the following…

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iGo Global – Ten Years of making Him famous

By iGo Global Staff · August 21, 2010

This is the first in a 10 part series counting down the weeks till our 10th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. For info on attending the banquet or hosting a table to introduce friends to iGo, email us at banquet@igoglobal.org. Where We Began: We left on Friday the 13th of July in 2001. There were 13 of us and the flight to Tokyo was 13 hours long.  But we weren’t the least bit nervous about any of that. Our flight was on a 777 aircraft. And thus, iGo Global began. This was the first student team sent by iGo, and God used…

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Ky shares about his experience overseas

By iGo Global Staff · August 10, 2010

It was 9 years long ago that I went on my first overseas trip with iGo Global (then known as iWitness Ministries). I can still look back and point to that trip as a major spiritual landmark in my life. Since then, there has been an ever increasing desire in me to see other students experience and learn those same life-altering, plan-ruining truths. Now that I have been on staff for a while and now that iGo has grown so much, I do not get as much direct interaction with individual students. Because of this, I sometimes wonder if what…

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