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3 Things I Learned Doing Social Work in Mexico City

By Taylor on

The year after I graduated college I moved to Mexico City to be a part of an anti-trafficking ministry called El Pozo de Vida. I worked in a home called the “Transition House” where women who had come out of trafficking as young girls could finish school and learn how to live independently in a stable and safe environment. The time I spent in this ministry did not go at all how I had envisioned it, but I learned a lot of valuable lessons and out of it came such sweet friendships.

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5 Ways to Make Friends with International Students

By Teri on

God has brought the world to us! Over 1 million international students are in the U.S. each year.  On your campus, people from many nations of the world are in your dorms, your classes, in the cafeteria. Many are lonely, being away from home. Most are eager for friendship and conversation and learning new things.  

Did you know that most international students will spend their whole time in the US without ever being invited into an American’s home? 

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5 Roles of a Goer

By Meghan on

GoCorps specializes in helping ordinary Christians find ways to join God’s extraordinary work globally.  But most Christians feel intimidated by the idea of following God into the work of the great commission.  It seems that one must possess super skills and extreme spirituality in order to be worthy and effective for missions, right? Read more >>

Decision Making Tips and Tricks: Part 2

By Melody on

What exactly is discernment? How can it be helpful for decision-making? If you haven’t yet read the first blog in this series, make sure to read that one first! It introduces some important concepts for discerning and gives a helpful step-by-step overview for one of the two methods of discerning. This blog discusses the second method.

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Decision Making Tips and Tricks: Part 1

By Melody on

“I just don’t know how to choose!”

The above exclamation is one that I have both said and heard many times. Making decisions is hard! Making decisions about big life events, like what job to take or whether you should tithe your career through GoCorps, is even harder. We all want to make good choices and as Christians, we all want to follow God. But how do you know where to go and what to do? 

Thankfully, we don’t have to make these decisions alone.

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5 Ways to Strategically Use Your Winter Break

By Meghan on

As winter break approaches, many students find themselves eager to relax and unwind from the challenges of the academic semester. While it's essential to recharge, consider leveraging this time strategically to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others. Here are five ways to use your winter break with purpose:

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Advice from the Field: My Letter to Future Goers.

By Anonymous on

As I am writing this I am trying to think, is this time what I expected it to be? What were my expectations going into the two years (either spoken or unspoken)? 

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The God of the Nations and the Next Step

By David Gee on

What does it mean to know God in all his sovereignty and kingship over the world, but also relate to him individually as the Father who intimately knows us, and our needs, and patiently leads us? I can’t answer that question with a neat theological bow, but I can offer my story of how God took me from my home country to the nations and knew me deeply along the way.

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What Does the Old Testament Say About Missions?

By Luke on

You’ve probably heard people talk about one or two verses in the Bible about why you should go overseas. But seriously...one tiny verse? Who wants to hang their entire future on one verse?



Did you know there is actually a lot more the Bible has to say about why God cares that people go to share His love with other parts of the world?



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4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Study Abroad

By Bri on

I still deem my study abroad experience as one of the top highlights of my life. There is something so unique about dedicating a few months to a culture and people while you’re in a season of learning. My experience studying abroad in South Africa is a huge reason why I am doing what I am doing right now as a mission coach, why I am the person that I am today, and why I am sitting here writing this blog. But I don’t think the story would have been written that way if it weren’t for the wisdom and knowledge I was handed before I headed on a plane in the Spring of 2015. 

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