Favorite part of working at GO : Making a huge difference in the lives of children and families who have been caught in the poverty cycle.
Favorite Quote : Why worry when you can pray?
Mark is a “missionary kid” having lived the early part of his life in a small Tlinket town in Alaska where his parents were planting a church. This hid deep in his heart a sense of the importance of cross-cultural ministry. During his adult years serving as a pastor, he was deeply involved in mission outreach in Mexico with a long ignored people group deep in the mountains in Southern Mexico. Mark’s involvement with ministry in West Africa began to his great surprise and joy in 2000. Beginning in 2002 he launched a national network of churches and businesses in North America who shared a commitment to reaching the Islamic people of Senegal/Gambia with the good news of Jesus’ love. In 2008, working with a group of church and business leaders Mark helped launch what has become GO on the Mission.
Operations Director/Latin America Director
Favorite part of working at GO : My favorite part of working at GO is being a part of helping to lift children out of poverty everyday!
Favorite Quote : Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:36
Hannah spent 15 years as a professional youth worker before joining the team at GO. Through her years of serving in various churches she gained a deepening sense of call toward mission. As a seminary student, she spent time discerning where God was calling her next, assuming she would serve as an associate pastor in a church somewhere, helping to shape the outreach ministry. From the first time Hannah went to Mazatlan with GO, however, she began to yearn for the opportunity to work with the organization, serving those in need. She never dreamed that God would call her to serve in an organization rather than a traditional church, but she could not be happier that He did. She is passionate about the work we do at GO on the Mission, helping people connect with children in need throughout the world.
Sponsorship Director / Africa Director
Favorite part of working at GO : GO provides opportunities for relationships that lead people and children to Christ.
Favorite Quote : “Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Debbie has always enjoyed working with children and helping them succeed. For the better part of 36 years she has served in her church doing ministry work with children of all ages. Debbie has lead or been involved in everything from, holding babies in the nursery, serving as a youth group leader, being a youth choir administrator to children’s ministry coordinator. In the eight years prior to joining GO, Debbie was the outreach director for a local church where she oversaw a number of local and global ministries. It was in this job that she received a call to visit Senegal, West Africa and it only took one trip for her to fall in love with the country and the Senegalese people. Prior to working as the outreach director Debbie had no desire to travel any farther than the east coast of the US but then God called her to GO and he brought her passion for helping children know the love of God and her new call to travel together in one place. Now Debbie is blessed by the opportunity to travel all over the world working with GO’s partners and leading teams.