Archive for the Iternational Students Incorporated Category

Apr 23

ISI Service Opportunity and Orientation

ISI LogoJoan Lasché,  ABQ ISI Ministry Representative, has sent a monthly update of their ministry.  International Student Inc. (ISI) is in need of help in several areas next month. Please read below for details:

We have two students needing services in May. One is a new student that is arriving on the 23rd and needs airport pickup and temporary homestay. The second student is an exchange student that must move out of his dorm room on May 9th and his flights departs Abq on the 14th. If you would like more information on either of these students, please contact

Spring Break Trip

ISI Spring break photoWe had an awesome wintery spring break in Durango this past March. A very generous ISI Friendship Partner loaned us their vacation home which was perfectly situated for skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and cross-country skiing. The days were spent outside enjoying the snow and the nights were spent playing games and enjoying each other’s company. A truly wonderful time was had by all.

ISI Baby shower

We have been able to celebrate two baby showers this March. Congratulations to the new mothers, Nilum and May. We are also happy to report that both May and Nilum have given birth to a healthy baby boys, Praise God! Thank you Burcin and Crissy Tikiroglu for hosting Nilum’s shower. May’s shower was held at Covenant Presbyterian Church.


Now is a great time to get ready for August student arrivals. We are expecting over 400 new students for the Fall semester. Most will need airport pickups, temporary homestays, and friendship partners. I hope you can join us for one of these orientations and find out how you can be involved in this exciting and impactful program.Orientations take about 45 minutes and give you all the information you need to begin serving as an ISI volunteer. Daytimes orientations available upon request.

Below are two very different community opportunities that can help you find creative ways to share your faith with students. (None of these are sponsored  by ISI)

ISI BeyondtheMask movieBeyond the Mask is a revolutionary new family film that brings history to life in a faith-filled adventure celebrating grace, liberty, and the true freedom that can only be found in Christ.

See the trailer at

There is only showing remaining in Albuquerque!!

Wednesday, April 29th at 7:30 PM at Winrock Stadium 16

Tickets must be reserved online!

You can find out more information at

Serve the City2Join with other Christians in town and serve the city on Saturday, April 25. The event is called Serve the City ABQ and there are 29 different work projects lined up. If you are interested in pitching in, visit the site below for more information and to register at a project site. This would be a great opportunity for small groups to serve together!

Do not neglect to show hospitality to foreigners, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  Hebrews 13:2

If you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact

Mar 31

Register Now for Serve the City

Serve the City2Register now for Serve the City on Saturday, April 25.

Service projects needing our assistance this year are Care Net Pregnancy Centers, International Students Inc., A Peaceful Habitation, Love INC, Adelante, Mission Elementary School, East Central Ministries, SY Jackson Elementary School, Albuquerque Rescue Mission, CYFD/Aspen Project, and Child Evangelism Fellowship. Let’s represent Christ with these sister churches as we Serve the City together.

These service projects will take place at 9 AM and 1:30 PM with a fellowship BBQ being held at Hope EV Free Church at noon.

Go to desertspringschurch/city to register. You will be sent an email confirming your registration.


Feb 24

ISI January 2015 Newsletter Update

2015 | by Clint | Category: Global,Iternational Students Incorporated,Local

International Students INC. (ISI) is one of our local missions partners. Their global vision is to welcome international students to Albuquerque at UNM and seek to build friendships with them through service and hospitality. Joan has sent us ISI’s January updates. It’s not too late get involved in this amazing ministry!

Welcome Center

The January 2015 Welcome Center was bustling with activity. We served over 150 students during the 5 days we were open. Students were served lunches (almost 300) another 75 were provided with airport pickups and temporary homestays. Of those 75, we matched most of them with a friendship partner. As of today, all but three students have been assigned a friendship partner (we have one guy from Qatar and 2 guys from India still left on our list).

Welcome Parties

We want to send out a special thank you to the volunteers who hosted the six Welcome Parties this past January. Those parties played an integral role in making students feel welcome, introducing them to American friends and giving them the opportunity to sign up for a Bible study.

Bible Study

A whopping 38 students are attending this semester’s Bible study! We have seven active small groups at this time. Let us pray that God would be revealed to students in 2015.

The Hiking ministry is starting off strong with 45 students signed up for hikes. We need more volunteer hiking leaders and organizers.  Each leader is expected to lead at least two hikes this semester.  If you are interested, please contact It’s not too late to get involved in this exciting ministry!

Please join our hearts in prayer for the following:

Thanksgiving & Praises:

38 students are attending the Bible studies

70 students were matched with Friendship partners

150 new students were introduced to the ministry of ISI

Ongoing & Upcoming:

3 students still need friendship partners

Pray for open hearts for the students in the Bible study

God is Not Dead Movie Night this Saturday evening

Spring Break Trip for Bible study students March 7-10


Protection against the schemes of the evil one as he seeks to thwart and disrupt this ministry

That God would raise up workers to spread his message to International Students


Women’s Ministry, large group social/outreach events, Int Christian Fellowship meetings

A building of our own – funding & wisdom