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Friendship to Strangers

"People who like interior design and dinner parties (and I freely admit that I am one of them) tend to conclude that they must therefore have been blessed with the gift of hospitality. But this is not necessarily the case. This is not the gift of hospitality. This is the gift of a box of chocolates. Having (or aspiring to have) a nice house with an underused spare room in which to entertain exotic guests who confirm the loveliness of our homes has little to do with the deeply disruptive biblical notion of hospitality which starts in the heart (rather [...]

Discovery Day

This post comes to us from Anna, who came to a Discovery Day with GoTEN back in August 2018.   God took me out of my comfort zone by pushing me to [...]

Prayer, Love, and Truth

A Reproducible Church Planting Strategy It's been one year since we trained Ropi to use our strategy of prayer, love, and truth to plant churches. The strategy [...]

Building Friendships

This post comes to us from Ryan, who just finished his first semester as a volunteer in a GoTEN english class. "I wanted to volunteer with GoTEN because I love serving people, [...]

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Pray

Praying Into the Night of Power

"What if in the space of one night all your prayers could be answered, all your sins forgiven and your destiny for the coming year established? Would you stay up all night and pray? Many Muslims will do just that this Saturday because they believe on the Night of Power (Layla-tul-Qadr) those very things happen.  This post comes from Shane Bennett's blog at shanebennett.com. The Quran says: We have indeed revealed this (Message) in the Night of Power: And what will explain to thee what the night of power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. [...]

Pray for the Rohingya

The Rohingya people are facing an ongoing crisis. With no rights, no citizenship, and no protection from ethnic persecution, their situation is desperate. For the next 7 days, will you join us [...]

Pray for Syria

Will you join us in praying for Syria? March 15th marks 8 years of civil war in the region. For the next week, will you commit to praying for Syria?    Day [...]

10 Ways to Pray for the Unreached

Changing up our prayer rhythms can be a helpful way to keep our mind and heart engaged with God, and with the people around the world who have yet to hear about [...]

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Learn

The Frontline Is Moving

Our Global Mission Jesus gave a command to his disciples, a command that we often refer to as "The Great Commission." It comes out of Matthew chapter 28, starting in verse 18. "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age." In the early 1800s, William Carey [...]

How to Share Bible Stories

When Jesus explained the Kingdom, he used stories. We can only assume that when the disciples explained the Kingdom, they used stories, too. As we spend time with people who do not know [...]

5 Things to Know About the Rohingya Crisis

Maybe you've heard about the Rohingya refugee crisis before, or maybe you're not sure who the Rohingya are. Maybe you're not even sure how to pronounce Rohingya (hint: it's "row-hing-ya").  The crisis [...]

If the world was a waffle…

GoTEN began in 2009 as a Christian missions organization. Our name comes out of Matthew 28:19, where Jesus tells his disciples to go to every nation, immersing them in God’s character and [...]

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