May 30, 2017
Dear Xenos Friends,
We are so grateful for our partnership with Xenos and for your generosity of time and resources to bring the gospel to international students and to the world! As a result of partners like Xenos, international student ministry continues to grow and expand. IFI is currently on 27 campuses in 17 cities in 7 states. As a result, IFI has become a national training center. Not only are we training our staff and volunteers in all of these areas, we're also training other international student ministry workers with limited resources across the country.
Your generosity is helping to accomplish many exciting things. Nationally there are now over 600 students going to 49 Bible studies each week and an average of 1 student per week is coming to know Christ! Students are being reached with the gospel through 145 church partnerships and over 3,200 volunteers. So, not only is your giving reaching the Columbus area, but also other areas of the country and world. Of course your impact locally is amazing with 500 or so Xenos volunteers impacting so many students in so many ways.
We will use these funds to continue to mobilize and equip workers for international student ministry, while working to improve our training materials to facilitate improved ministry across the country and world. These materials will help volunteers, churches and full time workers start or continue an international student ministry. Some of the things they'll learn are: how to engage local churches in the ministry, how to raise up volunteers, how to get registered with a campus, how to reach out cross culturally and much more. We will focus these pioneering efforts in 3 locations: Wooster OH, Houston TX and Lubbock TX.
The goal is to make disciples of all nations and to see Christ’s name proclaimed throughout the whole earth. This includes service, friendship, evangelism, discipleship, training and preparation to return to their homeland (or wherever God sends them). This training will help more and more people across the country reach more and more students with the good news of Christ. Thank you for partnering with us in God's work to make his name known among the nations!
Sincerely in Christ,
Director of Development