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Summer Teams Update

"I had an amazing conversation with a girl from China..."

"She and her friends had just arrived in the UK a few days ago to study English before the start an MA at Edinburgh Uni. The team had just introduced the question of the evening (What is the biggest decision you ever made?), and I shared with the team how my biggest decision was becoming a Christian. This girl kept asking questions and even asked how someone becomes Christian. I have her email address and I plan to meet up with her to chat a bit more. Please pray that we could study the Bible together!"

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Introducing: Returning Home?

For those that have spent some time studying or working abroad, this new booklet will help you prepare for life back home.

Reverse culture shock and re-entry stress are all normal experiences when returning home, this booklet will help you work through those challenges and to better understand and manage them.

The booklet is available now from our online shop.

Endorsements for Returning Home from academic professionals:

"I am delighted to be able to recommend 'Returning Home' to my students. It is a honest, thorough and constructive approach to 're-entry issues' for international students returning home with the challenges and opportunities that brings."

 — Revd Dr Andrew Bishop, Coordinating Chaplain, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

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Praying for Word Alive International Student Track

Word Alive Week 1 (28 March - 2 April)

Friends International and OMF Diaspora Ministries will be providing the International Student Track at Word Alive 2015. International students will have their own Bible teaching and small groups, in a variety of languages. It's a unique opportunity for international students to network and be equipped to serve God in their home country through considering how His Word applies in different contexts. Pray for all those that attend and for Dick Dowsett as he teaches in the main sessions. 

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Word Alive 2015

Word Alive 2015 is an opportunity for students all over the UK, whether foreign or home students, to come together, have fun, and find out about Christianity.
Friends International and OMF Diaspora Returnee Ministries partner together to provide an International Student Track. As well as the chance to go to the wider Word Alive programme, as an international student you have your own Bible teaching and small groups (in a variety of languages). This track will encourage you to live for God here in the UK as well as back in your home country. It's a unique opportunity to network with international students from across the country and be equipped to serve God in your home country through considering how his Word applies in our different contexts.

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Mission Week Update

"During our five evening meals we fed almost 400 students, 20 internationals signed up for our follow-up Bible study, hundreds came to the apologetic lunchbar talks and the evening events. It's incredible how God is working in Edinburgh!" (Susi, Edinburgh Staff Worker)

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