Turning the Tables

Did you know that 75% of international students will never enter an American home while in the United States? And, 80% of international students will never enter an American church! Flint International Friends is working on reducing those numbers by


Going the Extra Mile!

Jesus said, “And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him two.” Matthew 5:41 We all know people who go beyond their assigned duties – we call that process, going the extra mile! Just recently one of our Fifa volunteers called me to


You Have Beautiful Feet

I wear a size 11 shoe and sometimes feel a bit embarrassed when anyone asks me what size shoe I wear. I laugh and say, “I’m just like my Grandmother who also wore a size 11 shoe.” In my later life I’ve learned it not the size of our feet that


How Would You Answer This Question?

An international student at a Bible Study asked this question …. “In our world, there are many people who can’t get a chance to know God and Christianity. How are they able to be saved?” Think about how you would answer this question R


Personal Care Items Needed to Welcome New International Friends

Flint International Friends ministry is preparing to welcome international students with a practical and helpful gift.  When international students arrive for new student orientation at the University of Michigan – Flint, volunteers from Flint


Following the Good Shepherd

Last Sunday, Pastor comforted us with words about our Good Shepherd caring for His sheep. As members of Trinity, we can see this happening as each Sunday we gather for worship. We don’t fear that when we arrive at church, the doors will be locked,


How Shall I Spread Abroad Thy Wonderous story?

Have you ever asked the question the hymn writer asks in our beautiful hymn we sang together at Maundy Thursday worship, “O Dearest Jesus, What Law hast Thou Broken? In verse 3 of the that hymn, the writer asks, “How shall I spread abroad thy w


It’s Our Turn

Remember back in the days before dishwashers, when after a family meal, an argument would sometimes develop about whose turn it was to do the dishes or carry out the garbage? I don’t know why but it seemed to my young mind that it was ALWAYS my tur


Double-Up

Double-up!   The idiom, “double-up” can be confusing to international students when we ask them to share a ride with another student in the same car, or deal with something in pairs. When an instructor says, “We’re going to have to double up


You were born in Bethlehem?

“Where where you born? It’s a question I ask international students frequently and sometimes I’m surprised at their answers. However, when I asked this question of a clerk, while shopping with my Nigerian friend in a large department stor