Sunday Nov 13
We went to IGo for worship. Had a wonderful service. Martin was leading the songs & praise part of the service. Martin & Rachel attend there about once a month.
I wanted to explain IGo just a little bit. It stands for Institute for Global Opportunities. It is a school (the students are usually Anabaptist background & come for a semester, or more) in Chaing Mia, with the purpose to provide students with a cross-cultural setting in which mission work, Biblical teaching and personal discipleship can take place simultaneously. They have 4 goals:
1 To nurture and equip missionaries with a theology & practice that brings a faith that works in love to build the church of Jesus Christ.
2 To plant & nurture churches in the uttermost parts of the world with this same theological perspective.
3 To send IGo faculty to Asian churches and conferences to instruct local leaders & students in the doctrines of Scripture as held & practiced by Anabaptism.
4 To provide Asian students & missionaries a setting in which to strengthen their doctrinal foundations and to develop their personal spiritual lives while living & interacting with other cultures.
Martin’s & us went out to lunch at a beautiful restaurant. It had waterfalls, beautiful flowers and the food was really good. Martin ordered a variety of dishes and we just passed them around. Some of them were shrimp soup(spicy), spicy fried chicken, cashew chicken, fried rice, steamed veggies, green curry, & white rice.
After naps , we went with Martin’s to their small group. We met at a couple’s house who are from Pakistan. They had to flee their country. For supper she cooked us Pakistan food. It was delicious. We were ready to call it a night.