I have to say I was never one to think of myself as a missionary of any sort. I saw missionary work as going into the rain forest in a dug out canoe to preach the Gospel to Indian tribes that probably wanted to kill me. Not a very flattering or accurate view of what missions work is all about. What I learned is that the world is hungry for information on leadership and building successful businesses. Since my return from Bogota I have longed to return to South America. In September I had the pleasure of hearing Angus Buchan preach at my church. Angus is the guy that the movie “Faith Like Potatoes” is about. I remember Angus saying in one of the meetings that God has placed a vision within you and you need to ask him to bring it to light and to help you GO and do it. That moment I said, “God I have a heart for South America, Africa, India and other parts of the world. If you will buy my ticket, I will GO.” Within less than 12 hours I heard from VISIONET, the ministry in Bogota that I originally traveled with. They asked me if I could come back to Bogota in December 2012 to teach a class on Coaching and Mentoring. They also said that this was the launching of the Coaching School through VISIONET and there was a possibility to travel to Brazil, Peru and potentially on to Africa. My contact did not know of my prayer and so I knew this was what needed to happen. So, I will travel in December to Bogota to help them launch the Coaching school.
So, What is Project GO? Project GO is based on the Great Commission Matthew 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” I believe that God has gifted me with knowledge, experience and a desire to teach leadership and coaching to others. I believe that there is a great need for this training in other parts of the world. I believe my mission is to GO into the world and through the teaching of leadership, the door will also be opened to opportunities to share my story as well as the Gospel. Project GO is an effort to create sponsorships for this effort. I asked God to buy my ticket and so I am trusting that he will move individuals to sponsor my travels to the places God will open doors to.
If you are interested in sponsoring a trip or would be interested in going on a future trip, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am presently accepting donations for my trip to Bogota in December with other trips in the works for 2013. With your support and Gods direction, we hope to reach leaders and individuals in South America, the Caribbean (Haiti), Africa and India in the coming years.
Philip A Foster, MA is Founder/CEO of Maximum Change Inc. Maximum Change, Inc. is a Leadership and Business Consulting firm located in Middle Tennessee offering business & leadership consulting, speaking and training. Philip Foster is a Thought Leader in Business Operations, Organization and Strategic Leadership. Facilitating change through the design and implementation of strategies, strategic foresight and strategic planning