Thanks for your prayers, the annual planning retreat as well as the meeting with the board of directors in Edmonton went very well, and we sense the Lord speaking to us about focusing on being a CATALYST of international student ministires. Indeed, one of the objectives of ISMC is to catalyze and equip the local Christian communities to share the gospel with international students. With more than 450,000 international students in Canada, we sense an urgency to build stronger partnerships with other members of the Body of Christ in order to be effective hands and feet of the gospel.
One of the ways we believe could equip the local Christian communities to serve international students is to share with them our our experience and resources. At ISMC, we are blessed to have staff with more than 20 years of experience working with international students, and over the years, we have also established several friendship, hospitality and discipleship programs. In the coming months, we will work on developing and strengthening some ISM-related trainings, resources and programs and making them available to the Christian communities who have a heart to serve international students.
Please continue to keep the works of ISMC in your prayer!