A Fond Farewell

Dave Pepper is moving on after 7 years with Friends International.
In October I wrote to inform Friends International that Dave Pepper was stepping down as National Director. The replies back included comments like these: “He has done such a wonderful job”, “He
has brought an immense amount to FI”, “He will be sorely missed”.
Dave’s contribution to Friends International has been hugely appreciated so the news of his departure is sad, but we are also very grateful to God for the increase in centre teams, branches an affiliates, as well as the pleasure of working with Dave over the past seven years. So, we wish him well, and entrust his future plans and ours to our loving Heavenly Father.

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Introducing: Great British Magazine


A magazine for international students!
Great British Mag is a weekly digital magazine especially for international students, featuring articles to help students settle into the UK and make the most of their time here. 
We are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Weibo which gives students a number of ways of keeping in touch with us and being part of a wider international student community in the UK.

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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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