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Reach Reunion Planned

Reach, the Friends International short-term volunteer programme, is having a reunion!

Started in 1993, the Reach Programme is turning 25 years old! To celebrate there will be a reuinion on January 13th 2018.
Over the years hundreds of volunteers from all over the world have taken part in Reach - being discipled in cross-cultural ministry and serving international students. This reunion promises to be an exciting get together of old friends and a chance to learn about what Reach is like now-a-days.
All former Reach Volunteers and Supervisors are invited.
To find out more and to book your place go to: www.friendsinternational.uk/reach25

 

 

TEN: 300th Member!

The Teaching English Network (TEN), a network for Christians teaching English, has it's 300th member!

This unique network for TESOL/TEFL teachers, started by Friends International, has been steadily growing for five years.
TEN reached this latest milestone after Christian English teachers to speakers of other langues have joined it's popular Facebook Group. Members can also sign-up to receive a termly newsletter.
For more information about TEN and how you can join go to www.teachingenglishnetwork.co.uk

 

Report: Summer Teams 2017

2017 saw 11 summer teams in 7 cities across the UK & Ireland. Hundreds of volunteers came together to befriend, serve and study the Bible with international students.

Bournemouth:
"It is always a little nerve-wracking when you open the doors for the first event. So, you can understand my excitement as around 50 people joined us for our first evening, which included a traditional cream tea and a quiz about the Royal family. Numbers fluctuated through the rest of the week, but we seemed to have just the right number each evening, and a number of guests came back every night. Each evening a small group of students joined some of our team for a Bible discussion."

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TRUE Leadership 2017

 From the TRUE Team:

“The whole weekend was an absolutely lovely time! One of our goals this year was to really step it up with the venue and bring TRUE to life with some of our own flair and I think we did a great job in accomplishing that. While we still have a few things to tweak, we got some raving reviews from the students. The only thing I think was missing was just a few more students.

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Reach Volunteers: Reflections on the Past Year

Rebecca (Cambridge):
"It has been one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life to serve with Friends International as a Reach volunteer in Cambridge these past two years. My relationship with God has grown deeper, and my desire to see the nations come to Christ has grown exponentially. This growth of faith and conviction has come, in part, due to the “hands on” training I’ve received as a Reach volunteer.
From local to national training seminars and conferences, to the opportunity to lead international cafes and summer outreach teams, I have grown in my abilities to share the Gospel, read the Bible with international students, organize and lead events, and shepherd teams of Christian volunteers in the hope of reaching the nations for Christ. 
As I prepare to leave the UK and my position as Reach volunteer, I look forward to seeing how God will use these experiences for His glory in new and different contexts."

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