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God Will Provide

By |2020-04-03T13:57:48-07:00April 3rd, 2020|STORIES|

During this season of uncertainty, many of our friends find comfort in a story. Recently, I have been sharing stories of Truth with refugee women about God's provision, protection, and peace. The conversation comes up naturally because the refugee community is deeply concerned and struggling to understand and provide. Many have experienced loss [...]

Open House

By |2020-04-03T13:36:13-07:00March 13th, 2020|STORIES|

“Can I come visit your house?”  My heart took a leap when I glanced down and saw my friend’s message on the phone screen. She wanted to come to my house?  The text went on to say that she had missed us seeing each other over the Thanksgiving holiday and she knew I [...]

A Pleasing Aroma

By |2020-03-13T21:29:45-07:00February 6th, 2020|STORIES|

  For the first two months after moving into Nineteen Apartments and doing home visits, I wondered about a smell I noticed each time I would visit a friend's home. It was a pungent, musty odor that was sometimes strong and distinct, sometimes subtle. I couldn't figure out what it was, but I [...]

Clean Feet & New Shoes

By |2020-03-13T21:31:10-07:00January 1st, 2020|STORIES|

In mid-2019, GoTEN partnered with the High School Ministry of Scottsdale Bible to engage in ministry among refugees living at Canyon Pointe Apartments in Phoenix, AZ. Once a month 20-30 high school students minister alongside GoTEN by playing games and sharing Bible stories with kids from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Myanmar, and [...]

Friendship to Strangers

By |2020-03-13T21:40:59-07:00August 13th, 2019|STORIES|

"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 [...]

Discovery Day

By |2020-03-13T21:41:56-07:00July 17th, 2019|STORIES|

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 sign up for a Discovery Day. At that time, it was called a One Day Mission Trip. I had never done any [...]

Prayer, Love, and Truth

By |2019-06-28T01:40:22-07:00June 27th, 2019|STORIES|

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 is taught using hand motions so that the church planter can easily pass the method on to new believers. Ropi is [...]

Building Friendships

By |2019-06-27T13:24:57-07:00May 30th, 2019|STORIES|

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, especially people from different cultures. My first time volunteering in an English class was really exciting! Being able to meet new people, [...]

Speaking Volumes

By |2019-06-27T13:22:45-07:00May 9th, 2019|STORIES|

I was on my way to see a Rohingya friend who I try to visit every week. As I approached her house, I saw that two of my other Rohingya friends were also there. They excitedly told me they were going to another friend's house for a party. Without skipping a beat, they [...]

Open Doors

By |2019-06-27T13:28:21-07:00April 30th, 2019|STORIES|

"What do you think about the Rohingya crisis?"   Ye Ye looked at us, waiting for an answer. We were surprised by his question - not many people within Myanmar will openly talk about the Rohingya crisis.   The Rohingya are a Muslim people group in Myanmar, and they have been fleeing from [...]