Episode

103

Starting a School in Thailand

November 18, 2020

In the early 2000s, Val Yoder and his family felt called to be involved in the development of a training place for young people. Several years later they moved to Thailand in order to help start the Institute for Global Opportunities. In this episode, Val shares the story and vision behind starting IGo and explains what the value is in having a school set in a culture that is different from the students’ home culture.

Episode Guest Info

Val Yoder

Val Yoder serves as pastor at Kitchi Pines Mennonite Church in Bemidji, Minnesota. He is a part-time teacher at Sharon Mennonite Bible Institute and helped establish Institute for Global Opportunities (IGO), a missionary training school in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Episode Host

Reagan Schrock

Reagan is a member of Wellspring Mennonite Church and lives with his wife Patricia in southeast Tennessee. Reagan, along with Jaran, started Anabaptist Perspectives in 2017, and serves in leadership in the organization, in addition to being deeply involved in overseas missions work.

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