- Join IFI for a Prayer Walk around OSU on Thursday, July 15th from 11am-1pm. Contact Leila at: for more info.
- Pray for students to get their visas and airline flights to study in the US this August
- Pray for safety and for good conversations as IFI staff and international students participate in outdoor activities and take short trips together this summer.
- Pray for more vaccines to be distributed in the US and other countries
- Pray for leaders for the International Wives Group and Mom’s groups
- Pray for wisdom for IFI staff as they plan welcome events
- Meet weekly online with an international as a Virtual Conversation Partner
- Pick a student up from the airport and house them temporarily
- Help at IFI Welcome Events in August.
- IFI Reverse Missions Trip: recruit a team of 4-8 others from your church that will do a short term missions trip with IFI for 10-14 days in August. Contact Leila at: for more info.
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