- Join a Prayer Walk on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 11-1pm. (see OSU Campus Ministry Update for more info)
- Sign up to pray daily in August! Receive the 30 days of Prayer Guide.
- Pray for students to get their visas and for safe travels to Columbus.
- Pray for good connections with the students met through hosting the August welcome events.
- Pray for leaders for the International Wives Group and Mom’s groups
- Pray for wisdom for IFI staff as they plan welcome events
- Continue to pray for jobs for internationals who applied to IFI’s Iseed (internship and discipleship program) for this school year.
- Pray for more Bible Study group leaders and helpers.
- Pick a student up from the airport and house them temporarily
- Help welcome students by serving at an IFI Welcome event. Details and sign up at:columbus.ifipartners.org/events.
- Join the IFI Events Team: Help IFI to run events more efficiently. Contact Leila at: for more info.
- Meet weekly online with an international as a Virtual Conversation Partner
Summer activity ideas to do with your international friend in Columbus
- Have a picnic or take a walk in a Columbus park www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/Park-Listing/
- Hike Metro parks: www.metroparks.net/
- Invite for smores in your backyard
- Local fireworks
- Visit the Ohio History Center and village open July 7th: www.ohiohistory.org/visit/ohio-history-center
- The Franklin Country Fair- July 19-25: www.fcfair.org/
- Go to the Art Museum: www.columbusmuseum.org/ (It is free on Sundays!)
- The Zoo and Zoombezi Bay: www.columbuszoo.org/
- COSI: www.cosi.org/
- Visit historic Ohio sites: www.ohiohistory.org/visit
Check out the Every International presentation - Ministry in the Summer