As the ISMC campus director at the University of British Columbia, it's my privilege to lead a team of people ministering to international students. Five years ago UBC had no official club reaching out to this group, the largest of any campus in North America - and probably the largest in the world where Christians are free to share their faith. Now we are connecting with them through weekly Focus Club dinners and Bible studies, events, one-to-one discipleship and church partnerships.
We've been encouraged as we've seen God bring students and scholars to Christ, grow them in their faith and involve churches in praying for and caring for them. But in many ways we’re just scratching the surface and there are so many opportunities - we pray that the Lord of the Harvest would send more workers!
Now that I'm city director for Vancouver, I need wisdom to balance the priorities of the UBC ministry with that of the five other campuses we reach out to. It's a wonderful privilege to be part of what God is doing here!
Please see our UBC Focus Club video below:
And you can find out more about it on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FOCUS.IBSF.Group.at.UBC
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