Each year before the first semester of the year begins at IGo Bible Institute, all the IGo staff gather for a four day Staff retreat. This years IGo staff retreat dates were April 8-12 at Lanna resort near Chiang Mai, Thailand. This was a very special time of spiritual refreshing and spiritual input. God has open many doors for IGo here in SE Asia. There are now many different aspects of ministry under the IGo Ministries umbrella. Our time together included the leaders of each of these different ministries sharing their vision for the future of that specific ministry. Our time together was also highlighted with much fellowship, vision casting as well as recreation. Our hearts prayer and vision is that all this would be a means for God to be glorified among the nations.
IGo Long Term Staff 2009
Val Yoder is our Institute administrator and a teacher at the Institute. He also oversees many of the ministries of IGo. His three daughters live here with him. Sharilee and Shanna were in the US when this picture was taken. *Delight Yoder, Val’s daughter, is our Institute secretary. *Rick Rhodes is the Institute assistant administrator and a teacher at IGo. He resides here with his wife Renita, five boys and one daughter. *Becky Stoltzfus is beginning Ransom Ministries, which is an outreach to women (prostitutes and women at risk) here in the city. *Kris Schrock, a TESOL teacher, has a key role in the beginning of IGo’s English Centre, which just opened this month. *Heidi Gingerich is our new ladies dean at the Institute. *Lorida Burkholder is the school teacher for the staff children. *Craig & Rachel Miller are church-planting among the Lisu people in the village of Pang Klang. *Ben Peters is the men’s dean at the Institute and is in charge of planning the ministry trips for the students. *Raymond Burkholder is in charge of the Macedonian Teaching Ministry – a ministry that sends Bible teachers into other countries to teach pastors and leaders there. He is here with his wife Naomi and two of his children. *Collier Berkshire is our IGo pastor, in charge of the Institute mentoring program and a teacher at the Institute. He is here with his wife Nettie and one of his sons. *Dru Lattin is here on TESOL staff and also doing discipleship with the Thai churches. He and his Lisel are expecting their first child in Sept. *Duff Browne is our IT man at IGo and the TESOL teacher at the Institute. His wife Kathy and two daughters also help out with TESOL ministries in the city.