Posts categorized as ‘On Mission’

iGo Training: Don’t just take it from us

By iGo Global Staff · June 23, 2015

So you have most likely seen or heard us make a big deal about our training. That isn’t just a marketing technique. In fact, we are not totally sure it even is a marketing technique. We make a big deal about our training b/c we want to train you for missions. And when I say you I mean you, your youth group, your college group, your church, etc. And when I say for missions I mean for a cross-cultural mission experience, but even bigger than that, I mean for a life on mission. Jesus said that we will BE his…

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Frontline Friday: Pick up that walkie-talkie

By iGo Global Staff · June 19, 2015

One Tokyo team returned last week and our Tokyo JSI team returns home today. Three teams were at Base Camp last weekend and flew out earlier this week and are getting settled in and engaging the work. Which means that we don’t always have fresh and amazing stories to share with you when Friday rolls around. But the work goes on and the work still needs your support. Pastor John Piper wrote these words regarding the armor of God in Ephesians 6: “So I do not tire of saying to our church, The number one reason why prayer malfunctions in the hands…

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Frontline Friday: Sowing Seeds in Japan

By iGo Global Staff · June 12, 2015

Frontline Friday brought you to you by Addi  (one of our JSIs in Japan)  I just want to start out by saying that I have never, before this week, quite experienced how passionate of a Savior we have. How passionately and relentlessly he pursues each and every one of us. This week started out great. The team from Kansas/Nebraska arrived on Tuesday afternoon and we hit the ground running. The team is split up into treks and I am leading my own, the blue trek. I have been given the opportunity to lead around nine people, seven students and two…

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Frontline Friday: Postcards from Tokyo

By iGo Global Staff · June 5, 2015

Cucumbers and Tomatoes is the place to go when you need to hear from iGo. We share updates, highlight iGosian culture,  and dispense inspiration through the C&T blog. But we also have the Flight963 blog in the summer months. At Flight963 you get updates straight from the front lines. Our students serving on 1-week teams write on a postcard at the end of each day. They share thoughts, experiences, and prayer requests. Those postcards are then collected by our wonderful JSIs and entered in as daily updates from the field. Here are some updates from our Kansas/Nebraska Super Summer team…

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Frontline Fridays…We’re back! (with bonus road trip tips)

By iGo Global Staff · May 29, 2015

Frontline Fridays are one of our ways of keeping you in touch with our teams. During the iGosian Mobilization Season we aim to post on Fridays some updates from selected teams. Our hope is that you will find yourself eager to hear news from the front lines and ready to engage the work as you pray for these teams. The first team of 2015 departed DFW on Monday of this week, arriving in Tokyo after a quick little 13 hour jaunt over the Pacific. These three JSIs are busy preparing the way for our Kansas/Nebraska Super Summer team to arrive…

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The mission is not a checklist

By iGo Global Staff · May 12, 2015

We sure do love our check lists. We love to-do lists, grocery lists, honey-do lists, bucket lists, packing lists, and Base Camp supplies lists (iGosian costumes and confusing airport signs–check). Lists can help us for sure. There are all kinds of lists that can help us be more productive. There are even lists of the lists that can help us. But lists also give our hidden (or not so hidden) OCD that much-needed feeling of accomplishment. We like to check things off the list. Speaking of OCD? The image that you see above? iGo VP Brad Cardwell’s OCD got the…

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The bottom line is good medicine

By iGo Global Staff · May 4, 2015

Some of you are taking finals. Some of you are experiencing the slowest and worst countdown to summer break ever. Some of you are out of school and just realized there are no more summer breaks. And to top it all off, it has been quite a while since you were at an iGo Base Camp. So here is some good medicine for this Monday in May. Bottom Line medicine to be exact. The bottom line is the truth that everything is ultimately for God’s glory. But that doesn’t happen in remote parts of the cosmos independent from us. Instead, God…

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How do you pray for your pastor?

By iGo Global Staff · April 27, 2015

Pastor Ben McGraw of Crosspoint Fellowship in Greenville, Texas recently finished preaching through the book of Hebrews. As he neared the end of this four year journey, I was privileged to hear him preach on the following passage: “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.…

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Got a bad case of the Mondays? Check this out.

By iGo Global Staff · April 20, 2015

It’s Monday. Again. How has your Monday been so far? Too many fires to put out? Enough distractions to fill the Palo Duro Canyon? To do list becoming a too long list? Or even worse, did you have STAAR testing? Of course, it is easy to blame the outside forces of evil that conspire to make our Mondays difficult, exhausting, and downright ugh-ly. But let’s be honest. The problem is mostly us. It is our response, our frustration level, our reactions that do us in. Be angry, but do not sin? Yeah, right. We make a mess out of Mondays,…

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Living on mission: Lessons from an introvert

By iGo Global Staff · April 13, 2015

I do better in small groups of people. When I join a new group I tend to drift towards the observer rather than the director position of the group. My name is Sarah Arnett and I am an introvert. When given the choice, I always want to disengage…it’s in my nature. I will withdraw from any situation because my comfort is found in thought and in being on the outside looking in. So how does an introvert like myself (and I’m guessing many others) engage the Great Commission to live missionaly in daily life? (Because let’s face it- when I go to the grocery store the LAST…

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