Welcome One Stranger

Give of your time or resources to welcome refugees and international students to the Upstate.

Here's why:

One of the sweetest parts of life is making a connection with someone you’re not supposed to be friends with. Perhaps they’re from a different background than you, or a different race. Maybe they’re a stranger from a different country.

But when you make that connection, you build a bridge. You have a pathway to their perspectives and values, and they to yours. And more often than not, you learn from each other.

iFace ministries in Greenville connects international students with culturally sensitive Americans who enjoy building bridges through cross-cultural relationships.

If you’re interested in this sweet work of building bridges and making new international friends without ever leaving the US, consider volunteering with iFace. For more information or to get involved with iFace, please email NHC member Katie Gibson Si at katie.gibson@iface.org.

While some North Hills members are volunteers with iFace, a few other members serve with World Relief, helping refugees as they adjust to life in the US. They are currently looking for more volunteers to help with their morning ESL class to refugee moms, as well as families who are willing to partner with a refugee family in order to serve them as needed and build relationships with them. If you’re interested in knowing more, please contact Nathan at nathana@northhillschurch.com. 

If you are interested in learning how to better reach and serve internationals who might already be in your life, click here. This is a great website with lots of training videos. You will have to make a free account. 

What can I do?


Start a conversation or become a friendship partner.

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