Word Alive International Student Track 2017
Approx. 80 international students and 30 team all meeting in a marquee. This was Word Alive 2017. Over 4 intense days we engaged with excellent talks from Peter Teagle on John 13-15 and our theme of Living for Jesus in an uncertain world. The Q&A showed how engaged the students were. Small groups allowed further discussion and questioning on how to apply the teaching, while seminars stretched us all to consider what the Bible has to say on Work, Relationships and Ghosts gods, spirits and ancestors. Of course it wasn’t all work. There was the fun of the sandcastle competition, the Find the Leader treasure hunt and two stunning meals eaten together. While the evening celebrations gave the experience of worshipping with thousands of others.
Friends International and Christian Unions Ireland (formerly IFES Ireland) are partnering together to further the ministry to international students in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Hollie Tagle has been appointed the Project Team Leader and will oversee the 5-year project starting at the end of 2016. Initially the focus will be on understanding, supporting and developing the work in Belfast but this will be followed by promoting international student ministry elsewhere in Ireland.
This November join us in praying for international students. Use our prayer leaflet to pray for students and the different challenges and issues that they face. The leaflet has 7 prayer points for 7 days.
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Thanks for your prayers!
Bournemouth International Outreach (16th – 30th July 2016)
As we've looked at the gospel story with our international friends during the summer outreach we've seen God reveal himself in the person of Jesus and we've seen our friends responding. Many have been intrigued by what they've seen of Jesus, lots have taken away Bibles and gospel tracts to explore things further.
Praise God with us for all that he's been doing during the outreach, and although it has ended we can be confident that God's work hasn't!