“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between join and marrow. It exposes our innermost thought and desires.” --Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)
At a time when more and more doors seem to close against the Gospel worldwide, I want you to know that God continues to provide International Students, Inc. with amazing opportunities. The story I am about to share with you is one that stirs me unusually each time I hear it. This student testimony highlights the incredible way in which God’s open doors can be found in unlikely places:
"I was born to be an atheist, just as I was born to eat with chopsticks. But after two years here, I completely changed my mind and made the decision to follow Christ. This happened when things started going crazy my second year. I had to deal with never-ending tasks every day. I kept worrying even at night and couldn’t fall asleep.
In this time of great stress and anxiety, I found a link to a daily prayer website on a professor’s homepage. From the online prayers, I read that God is in control of everything. He loves me unconditionally, and knows all my worries and needs.
These words poured into my heart, just like rain falls into dry lands and brings life and hope. So at that time, I put aside my atheist assumption, and accepted that God does exist; otherwise, I was dying. I started to pray every night, and experienced life dependent on God and the power of His Word.
What a beautiful description of His peace. Thankfully, in this hour of great triumph and fruitfulness, students are finding it in Him. We are so glad this student found that link on the professor’s website! Click here for more student stories like these from our 365 Devotional Book!
We are blessed to be able to reach so many students—whether it be through an online connection, a Bible study, or a trip to and from the airport.
Did you know that last school year, International Students, Inc. reached 65,000+ international students? This is a sizable increase! Most amazing is the increase in decisions for Christ—nearly 9,500! We anticipate exciting news in numbers for this school year as well.
One of our thriving outreaches is the M:28 Global Discipleship model. We have now trained more than 3,500 leaders in at least 16 countries, which we conservatively project is impacting over 87,500 worldwide!