A and K

Did you know around half a million Africans study abroad, with about 1 in 5 going to East Asia? International churches are a unique opportunity to equip the African church, since they constitute about 70-80% of their congregation in many East Asian cities.

Joshua Meynell (IFES)

A country that is hurting is a country that needs the gospel. There is no better time to head to Israel than now.

Abigail Malstead (IFES)

As the only evangelical, English-speaking church in Turin, International Church of Turin (ICT) feels a great responsibility to reach the 14,000 international students studying in English

Olivia Rigby

When students are displaced among unfamiliar surroundings and a totally new culture, they are in need of community and they are more open to hearing about a new person, Jesus

I wasn’t cut out for mission

‘Would you ever consider going abroad to be, you know, ... a missionary?’ Two years ago, if you had challenged with me with that question, I would probably have just laughed.

The impact of ‘ordinary’ Bible teaching

You know how certain lessons linger in the memory? I recall a sermon just after I moved to the Midlands to work with Christian Unions. I don’t remember the passage, though it could well have been Mark’s Gospel. Instead of trying to recruit us to follow Jesus by describing how amazing Jesus’ teaching was, the preacher simply wanted us to listen to Jesus’ own words and follow him.

Our Christian Union was suddenly empty

Six of us were huddled over a blank canvas. One of us had stayed up late the night before to sketch a basic calendar for the year ahead. Every little box for every day of the year represented an opportunity – an opportunity to do our job and to reach the campus for Christ.

Lydia Adams

Slovenia has a population of 2 million with 0.1% evangelical Christians (less than 2,000) and almost 90% of municipalities lacking an evangelical presence.

Heidi Reger (IFES)

Only 1 in 20 people is an evangelical Christian – despite Church tradition, the majority of people do not know the freedom of the gospel

Alice Assis dos Reis

Turin, Italy’s fourth biggest city, is a temporary home to over 14,000 international students

Hope Garnish (IFES)

As the only evangelical, English-speaking church in Turin, ICT feels a great responsibility to reach the 14,000 international students studying in English

A New Culture!

After a few years in northern Italy, we have moved ‘home’ to Sicily. Here I grew up, here my parents laboured. Palermo is the 2018 Italian ‘Capital of Culture’. And what a feast of richness in this city, capital of Sicily, with over 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area, defined by many as ‘the most conquered’ of world cities.

Encouraging and Equipping Thai Christians to Reach International Students

Every Tuesday lunchtime at a university in central Bangkok, a small group of students meets together. They study the Bible, share and pray together and talk about how they can live for Christ on their campus. These students are not Thai, instead they come from Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, China and Germany and they use English as they meet. They are part of a growing number of internationals coming to study at Thai universities.

Becca Jones

Becca was brought up in Carmarthen in a Christian home and always believed in God, but came to realise that knowing about God wasn’t enough. Since becoming a Christian she has been interested in mission and has felt a growing sense of God’s call to mission work.