We have been blessed with the opportunity to serve, lead, and disciple many international and local youth in this pivotal season of their lives.
Being witnesses of their spiritual growth and transformation is a great privilege. We are truly inspired by this new generation of believers that God is raising up for His glory.
When you partner with us and become one of our monthly donors, you are reaching out to internationals for Christ with us.
Columbus Georgia is the host to students and families from over 100 countries around the world.
We have the opportunity to befriend and impact for Eternity the lives of people from many cultures.
At IFM, we see God moving in beautiful and powerful ways in the hearts of families attending our weekly Bible study groups. Our focus is building friendships, learning God’s Word, and getting to know Jesus together.
One of our students, who is now a rising Senior, has been part of the IFM family for many years. Unfaithfulness and divorce in his immediate family had led to a lot of resentment and anger in his heart. This caused him to act out in anger and aggression in sports and at school, and it was something that really bothered him.
This student began attending the weekly Youth Gathering in 2021, and as result of the consistent peer friendships and personal relationships with leaders, he has experienced a lot of growth. He shared that he has been able to forgive his dad for the hurt he caused, and that relationship has been restored. He has seen his heart soften so that the anger and aggression which used to seem uncontrollable is now something he can identify, and he is learning to deal with it in healthy ways. He even shared this testimony of what God was doing in his heart at one of the IFM Family Retreats.
1 Timothy 4:12 says, “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
To continue serving these families through our various programs we are seeking to raise $20,000 by July 31 and increase the number of our faithful monthly donors.
Some of our programs include:
1. English as a Second Language in 3 different locations taught on 3 levels by volunteers.
2. Family Ministries Program (Bible studies, retreats, trips, events, and summer camps).
3. The Arts Academy (weekly classes in Art, Music, Dance & Drama).
With your tax-deductible donation, you will help us continue serving many people from around the world here in our community!
If you'd like to visit us and take a tour of our new International Friendship Center, our doors are open Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 4pm.
If you have questions, please contact us. We'd like to hear from you!