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Summer Teams 2018

This summer there will be outreach teams in six diffrerent cities, who will be befriending and inviting international students to join an exciting programme of activities.
Students will have the chance to join in with cafes, sports competitions, Bible studies among other things. Here are the 2018 summer teams:
  • CANTERBURY: 1st - 15th July 2018
  • DUBLIN: 10th - 26th August 2018
  • EDINBURGH: June 30th - July 14th 2018
  • MANCHESTER: 30th June - 13th July 2018
  • OXFORD14th - 28th July 2018
  • CAMBRIDGE: TEAM 1: 8th-22nd July; TEAM 2: 22nd July - 5th August; TEAM 3: 5th-19th August; TEAM 3X: 19th-26th August 2018
If you want to find out more about the individual teams, then go to this page:
If you want to pray for the summer teams please download our latest Prayer Diary here: 


Do you pray for Friends International?

If you do, then we have something that will aid you in your prayers. Introducing PrayerMate!

Prayer Mate is an app which can bring you weekly prayer points from Friends International straight to your phone. In fact, you can use it to pray for many different Chrsitian charities and churches. It also enables you to input your own personal prayer needs, you can use it to remind yourself to pray for that person at work or for your relative who is unwell. 
To find out more and to get prayer points from Freinds International click this button:



'Home Away From Home' - Watch the Trailer!

After months of very intense and gruelling filming, ‘Home Away From Home’ has been completed!

The film is an original concept following the journey of a fictitious character called Michelle who travels from China to Edinburgh to study. The cross-cultural differences lead to a number of comical and more serious issues that arise for Michelle. One of the bigger struggles that she faces is the different approach to alcohol consumption and late night partying in the UK.

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Reach Reunion 2018

The 25th Anniversary of the Reach Programme was celebrated with a "powerful and moving" reunion of former Reach Volunteers and Reach Supervisors, on Saturday 13th Janaury 2018.

Many former and present Reach Volunteers were able to contribute to an amazing day that took place at the Hayes Chrsitian Conference Centre, in Derbyshire.

Rowland Hughes, the Reach Coordinator for the past 15 years, said:

"The Reach Reunion really surprised me. I was very aware what the programme would be and who would take part, and yet it ended up being a far more powerful and moving celebration of how God has used the Reach Programme to work in people’s lives and reach the nations over the last 25 years than I was expecting.

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Introducing: ISM Housing Trust

The International Student Mission Housing Trust (ISMHT) exists to provide affordable housing to mission workers who are reaching international students for Jesus.

Our aim is to not only make housing financially viable, but also suitable for the vital ministry of hospitality to students. The Trust is managed by unpaid Trustees, and was set up in early 2017 by Friends International as a separate charitable trust.

Latest Property Purchase: Cambridge

[Pictured: Josh, Becky and their daughter Hosanna, outside the new house in Cambridge.]

"We are so grateful to the many people who have been part of this project and enabled us to move in to Pearl Close. It seems a long time ago when the idea of finding a house in Cambridge for Friends International was first discussed and yet we have seen the Lord provide in numerous ways over the last year. We are grateful ultimately to God for providing for us.


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