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Highway In The Desert

By |2020-11-19T19:12:28-07:00November 19th, 2020|LEARN, PRAY|

“The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.” I grew up on the desert plains of a West African country among a nomadic people group called the Fulani. I know what it means to see dry ground in the desert. Every year the earth would shrivel [...]

Story Learners

By |2020-04-03T14:32:51-07:00April 3rd, 2020|LEARN|

At the beginning of March, GoTEN hosted a storytelling training for Encouragers (volunteers) to learn how they can share Bible stories with their refugee friends. We talked about the process of storytelling and how it includes a refugee friend’s story, our own story, and God’s story.  As we get to know refugee friends [...]

It’s All About Perspective

By |2020-04-03T13:40:12-07:00March 21st, 2020|LEARN|

How did the apostle Paul always concern himself with how his circumstances would aid the spread of the gospel? When he was unjustly imprisoned, his perspective was how God could use his situation to bring salvation to others (Acts 16:9-34, Phil 1:13). He saw the angry mob prepared to stone him as an [...]

Storytelling Workshop

By |2020-03-13T21:15:21-07:00February 9th, 2020|LEARN|

We live in stories. Stories are the language of our world. Think about your favorite movies - they draw you in... you begin to feel what the characters feel... their pain becomes your pain... their victory becomes your victory. We enter stories and make them part of our own experience. This 3-hour [...]

The Frontline Is Moving

By |2020-02-13T13:00:24-07:00June 20th, 2019|LEARN|

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 [...]

How to Share Bible Stories

By |2019-04-30T00:11:10-07:00April 30th, 2019|LEARN|

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 Jesus, we also want to use stories! Selective storytelling is when THEIR story, YOUR story, and GOD’S story meet.   Their Story [...]

If the world was a waffle…

By |2019-06-27T13:35:30-07:00January 24th, 2019|LEARN|

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 teaching them to obey His commands. But did you know that 59% of our world’s population have little-to-no access to the [...]

Facts About Refugees

By |2020-10-30T13:13:41-07:00July 22nd, 2017|LEARN|

Never before has the world witnessed such a dramatic scale of human suffering. Today, 65 million people—24 per minute—are displaced worldwide by conflict and persecution. Facts about refugees are often miscommunicated in the media and used to aid political agendas. The purpose of this post is to simply state some the facts concerning [...]

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