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Inviting Others Makes a World of Difference! (April 2021)

How can a simple invitation from one friend to another change the world?  One of the most significant events on IFI’s calendar is the annual fundraising banquet.  This event (normally held in person) brings together 700-800 like-minded individuals who desire to see people from every nation to come to a relationship with Jesus!  While attending […]

Ways You Can Make a Difference! (April 2021)

PRAY Pray with others at the IFI Online Prayer Meeting on April 14th at 7pm. Sign up and list requests using this link: Pray for God to be glorified, hundreds to attend, and the needed funds to be raised at the “Making a World of Difference” online annual fundraising event on April 24th. Praise God for the 30+ […]

IFI Columbus Newsletter (April 2021)

Making a World of Difference Together! “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these…”  Jn. 14:12 NIV Covid has changed many aspects of our ministry at IFI over the last year, yet with your help we have been able to serve students […]

Meet the IFI Columbus Staff–Leila

Leila has served as the Volunteer Relations Manager for the IFI Columbus team since 2005.  She organizes and mobilizes IFI volunteers and church partners so they can minister to students.  Her desire to have a career working with international students started back when she was a student at The Ohio State University.  While pursuing graduate […]

Ways You Can Make a Difference! (Mar 2021)

PRAY Pray for 3-5 new campus ministry staff in Columbus and for the other open positions: 2021 Online Annual Fundraising Event on April 24th- wisdom for the the planning committee, for many to attend, and for the needed funds to be raised. Ask for good relations and favor with the administration of the campuses where IFI serves. Praise God for the […]

Meet the IFI Columbus Staff–Viviane

Since Fall 2020 Viviane Kirezi has been serving as the National Training Assistant helping the National Training Manager to develop, coordinate, and implement new training programs for staff and volunteers. Before joining the IFI team, Viviane moved from her home in Rwanda to California and studied Architecture. She first heard about IFI while studying for […]

Online Training to Encourage and Equip Volunteers (Mar 2021)

“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” Eph. 4:11-12 One of IFI’s core values is “resourcing, mobilizing and partnering with churches” (and volunteers) to show hospitality and befriend international college students, scholars […]

Seeds Sown at IFI Lunar New Year Event (Mar 2021)

On February 12th, IFI had a successful hybrid Lunar New Year Party!  Over 90 international students joined, online or in-person social distancing on the day that OSU opened for students to meet.  It was much needed by many international students, to celebrate in such a time as this, with great food, games, and being able […]

IFI Columbus Newsletter (Mar 2021)

Preparing for the Plentiful Harvest! “Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.'” Matt 9:37-38 “Aslan is on the move.”  That is one of my favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the […]