Olivos, Peru
May 18-27,2017

Come join us on an adventure of a lifetime! GO InterNational is sponsoring an Amazonia hiking venture to the village of Mt. Olivos.

Birmingham, Alabama
July 30 – August 5, 2017

We are excited to extend an invitation to GO with us as we help rebuild homes devastated by tornadoes in Birmingham, AL! Skilled and unskilled workers welcome.

Belize
January 6 – 14, 2017

Join us as we reach out to schools and villages in Belize!

Why Did Jesus Come?

At Christmas time, we celebrate the coming of Christ as a baby. How amazing to think that Christ left the comfort and privileges of heaven to come to earth as a helpless baby. This might be the ultimate mission trip! However, as we celebrate such an amazing thing, we also are left to wonder, why did he do it?

There are many biblically accurate answers to that question. However, when I think of Christ’s mission, his reason for coming, I am always drawn to the “mission statement” that he gives in Luke 4. Early in his ministry, he went to his hometown, Nazareth, and went into the synagogue to preach. He read from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, who gave the reasons that the Messiah would come. Here is what he said.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

    because he has anointed me

    to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives

    and recovering of sight to the blind,

    to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

This was Jesus announcing at the outset of his ministry what he came to do. Notice that it involves so much more that “saving us from our sins,” as awesome and important as that is. Jesus came to minister in all aspects of life:

Physical –recovery of sight

Emotional – liberty for the oppressed

Social/justice – liberty for the captives

Spiritual – the good news of the gospel

Notice also his special emphasis on the poor. He was born in poverty and he came specifically to bring his good news to the poor. His news is good news for everyone, but especially for the poor.

As we celebrate Christmas, let us ponder how we can follow Christ’s example of ministering to those around us, especially the poor. Let us be his messengers of physical, emotional, social and spiritual healing to those around us. And let us commit to serving in these areas in Christ’s name in the year to come. If you are wondering where God may be calling you to do this, we have many opportunities at GO InterNational.  But wherever you serve, let your good news be good news for the poor in all areas of life!

Rosarito, Mexico
April 3 – 9, 2016

Help us build a home for a family in need!

Peru
May 17 – 24, 2016

Join us in reaching out to children in need!

Liberia
May 26 – June 4, 2016

Join us in construction projects and outreach to families in need!

Cultambo, Peru
June 17 – 26, 2106

We will provide medical care to the poor in the Amazon region of Peru who don’t have access to care.

Nicaragua
July 29 – August 6, 2016

THIS TRIP IS FULL.

Peru
October 1-9, 2016

Come go with us to Bagua Grande, Peru, our team will be working with the Aguarunas indians in several amazonian villages offering medical and dental assistance to those in need. Also our team will help in construction of a new church and help direct VBS ministries to children.