Thanksgiving Hosting

Christi Berger

15 November 2018

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International Hosting for Thanksgiving

Do you have room at your Thanksgiving Table?

6,800 students from all over the world are studying in Austin.  Many of them come from situations in which it would be difficult at best to engage them with the Gospel. Many will return to positions of influence and even major leadership in their homeland.  Most want to learn about American life and to make an American friend.  Surveys suggest 2/3 will never set foot in an American home.  Would you be willing to invite 2 or 3 international students to share in your Thanksgiving celebration?

What can you do?

  • Take 2-3 students
  • If they don’t have a car – pick them up near the UT Campus (take them back to their apt between 6pm and midnight)
  • “Do Thanksgiving” just the way you normally would
  • Explain Thanksgiving, your own family traditions, learn about theirs
  • Build a foundational relationship of friendship

To register to host a student: 

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/host-international-students-for-thanksgiving-tickets-28899430976

 If you would like more information, please contact:

       Dennis Rigstad    DRigstad@isionline.org   512.761.4360   or   609.670.6016