Staying connected with students is a true ‘blessing and a joy!’
“He called you to salvation when we told you the Good News; now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ,”
2 Thessalonians 2:14 (NLT).
How incredible is it that our ministry staff and volunteers get to “share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ,” every day! Last year, every single hour of every single day, an international student came to Christ through our ministry! With our ongoing expansion, which includes an even stronger social media presence, I am hopeful we will see similar—or even greater—numbers in 2016!
One of the many ways we are already blessed by technology is our ability to stay connected with our international students after they return to home. It’s sobering to realize that while we are free to worship as we please here in the United States, many international students who have returned home as Christians have no other fellowship outside of what we can provide them. Let’s not let them down! What an incredible privilege God has given us through ministering to students—even after they leave the United States!
One of our ISI staff members sent in a wonderful example of how we can continue discipling students by way of Facebook and Skype after they return home. He writes:
“Follow up is a critical part of this ministry to international students. I just had such a face-to-face call with Zhou who became a follower of Jesus in June of 2012. He is at home in China and is following his Lord and Savior. He told me about a co-worker who likes to talk about God but is afraid of others knowing. He also mentioned another co-worker who is talking to him about God but is antagonistic and demeaning. Zhou is standing his ground and being a light in the dark world around him. He is not afraid of sharing Jesus with others. Sadly, Zhou does not know any other Christians in the city of millions of people. For now, I am his only source of Bible discussion and prayer outside his personal time with God. Zhou said he cherishes our time studying the Bible together. And this is so humbling for me. I wish everyone could experience this joy of being able to mentor a new believer. It is a blessing and a joy!”
We are so blessed to be able to communicate in real time with returnee students, especially those who have little or no Christian fellowship in their respective locations. We look forward to ongoing online expansion, which will greatly enhance our ministry’s ability to reach students in closed countries!
Friend, I am thrilled to announce that our Global Media Outreach evangelism website total results through 2015 include:
- 141,796 Gospel presentations
- 7,174 students accepting Christ
- 6,729 students requesting discipleship
We are also excited for God’s provision in launching our increased social media presence with financial stability––especially within our SALT (Strategic Advance Leadership Teams) Initiative.
Please join us as we pray for even more blessing from the Lord for 2016 so that even more students may be reached! Thank you for your support and dedication to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with future leaders from every corner of 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 our mobile app!
See how you can get involved with International Students, Inc.