“Now I am giving you a new commandment: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you should love one another. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples,” John 13:34-35 (NLT)
When we open our hearts to others, it is as though God’s light shines twice as brightly!
I enjoy seeing how the Lord uses the initiative and love of His people to show who He is to those who don’t yet know Him. It starts with someone like you who simply reaches out to another person. I truly believe that even the smallest act of kindness can reflect God’s love in such a way that can change a life. We get to see this happen all the time through the dedication of ministry staff and volunteers!
One of the many ways we are blessed to serve as His disciples is through the M:28 Discovery Bible study. This powerful Bible study lets participants practice this precious commandment by way of studying God’s Word in a safe, supportive community of fellowship, prayer and genuine acceptance. It’s working beautifully to help us further our mission to reach every international student for Christ!
What’s more, is that a dynamic spiritual movement continues to sweep over our worldwide training of M:28 leaders. In the Pacific Northwest, we’ve held several meetings that exposed many people to ISI’s ministry––of which around 70 were key regional leaders intent on using M:28. Among them were college presidents, pastors, international students from many countries, even denominational church leaders.
One recent M:28 trainee is training leaders all across Nepal. Our international students are having an influence for Christ across the globe!
In fact, I want to share with you the testimony of one of these amazing students! I met and talked to this young man, a Hindu convert, for about an hour and a half in the Seattle area. He is an IT specialist, who has spent several years in ISI Bible studies. He told me about his commitment to Christ! Now enrolled in seminary, he looks forward to working with other international students in a pastoral role, when he completes his studies. His Hindu parents have reluctantly accepted the fact that despite repeated efforts, they have been unable to reconvert him. He still hopes for future resolution with them and the chance to someday in the future, lead them to Christ.
In efforts to reach more students like this young man, we are doubling our Church Mobilization efforts to share with thousands of congregations in key cities the need for M:28-trained staff to help reach international students. This is part of the S.A.L.T. (Strategic Advance Leadership Teams) Initiative, focusing on mobile platforms and our expansion of the success of M:28 throughout the world.
This level of worldwide outreach is sustained by the prayers of friends like you who come alongside us. Will you pray for our staffers and the students God leads their way? I thank you in advance for your faithfulness to this ministry. Without God’s provision through your faithfulness, nothing happens. Thank you for helping us live out the Great Commission and our mission to reach every international student for Christ!
For More Information
Learn more about becoming a volunteer with International Students, Inc.
Help international students adjust to live in the U.S. with this informative ISI website.