“Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen,” Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT).
With international student populations expected to explode in size over the next several years––doubling in the US alone—we are poised to witness God’s “mighty power” in opening even more hearts and minds to His Word! One of the ways we anticipate this is through the use of technology. In fact, our research department is strategizing and helping us adjust to constantly shifting conditions.
We’re paying serious attention to what we do, and how God is using it. We’re taking more and more steps in technology, and are anticipating much success in our M:28 app, which is to be released this year. We believe this will accelerate its explosive impact from the current 105,650 lives impacted to countless more!
In addition, we are passing out several Bibles to international students! We’ve now surpassed 20,000 International Student Bibles distributed, with plans for another print run under discussion!
On the social-media front, our “iStudents” app has experienced over 5,708 downloads, 14,790 launches and 55,045 visits. Learn more about our app here.
We are thrilled to see how social media, including the implementation of our app, helps us in our mission to reach every international student for Christ! One of our ministry friends shared with us how technology has blessed him by allowing him to keep in touch with international students who have returned home:
“Since I have friends in over 35 different countries, I cannot afford to call or write each one. But I can communicate with people quickly and securely over the Internet. Through these social networks, I can maintain relationships with students after they leave the college where I serve. Oftentimes, I have seen students thrive on the Godly support system surrounding them while they’re here. When they get home, however, it can be a vast spiritual wasteland; a place where they may not know anyone who loves Jesus. Facebook and Skype give me a chance to be part of lives that would otherwise be lost to geography. I can chat with my friend from the Ivory Coast, Skype with another in China, and then email a message to my friend in Norway. I can travel the globe without leaving home. For a person who is retired or limited in their ability to go places, this is a perfect way to serve the Lord—by reaching the world through technology.”
Another way we are able to “reach the world through technology,” is through our Global Media Outreach evangelism website. Our results have been outstanding! In just one year, the website led to:
- 183,789 Gospel presentations
- 10,174 students accepting Christ
- 10,479 students requesting discipleship
Friend, what a blessing to be able to expand our technological outreach to touch the lives of so many international students! We give full glory to God, “who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think,” Ephesians 3:20 (NLT). Please lift our ministry up in prayer as we continue seeing His “mighty power” literally change the hearts and minds of international students from all over the world!
For More Information
Visit our Global Media Outreach evangelism website so you can see how to share Jesus in every country of the world!
Learn more about International Students, Inc.’s first app for international students!
Download the app here.
Learn more about the M:28 Global Discipleship Initiative.