Global Project

Missions Entrepreneur

Gordon Govier
June 9, 2010

Amanda Davis almost didn’t make it aboard that first trip to Uganda in 2008. It was InterVarsity New England’s first Global Issues Internship in Uganda and the internship director Tom Brink was not sure freshmen were ready for the experience.

Amanda was a freshman at Wellesley. Her application was accepted because of a previous overseas ministry trip during high school. And because of that 2008 trip Amanda is today the co-founder of The Street Child Project, a ministry based in Uganda.

God at Work in Haiti

Gordon Govier
January 14, 2010

Among those praying for the earthquake victims in Haiti and closely watching for news about the survivors of the devastation are InterVarsity staff and students who have traveled to Haiti on recent Global Project trips and are planning return trips in 2010.

Near the Epicenter
Nick Johnson, a campus staff member at Georgia State University, has been taking groups of InterVarsity students to Neply, Haiti, since 2007. “The epicenter of the quake was about 10-15 miles from Neply,” he reported this week.

Prayer and Service

Teresa Buschur
October 3, 2008

Twelve InterVarsity students traveled to Ghana, Africa, this past summer to serve alongside the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) members in a kindergarten, a pre-school, and a school for the deaf, teaching children and sharing the Gospel of Christ. Both American and Ghanaian students participated together as they developed prayer groups in local communities, led seminars on topics about health and sexuality, and proclaimed the love of God in local churches.

InterVarsity Alumni – Los Angeles students link to Ghana School

Gordon Govier
October 2, 2007

College students in the Los Angeles area have some of the best educational resources available through the University of Southern California, the University of California-Los Angeles, and other nearby schools.

Following Christ to the Ends of the Earth

August 2, 2007

Forty-four InterVarsity Global Project teams took students abroad this summer (plus one to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota). The teams ranged in size from four to 37 members. During Global Projects students have the opportunity to see God at work and hear his voice speak to them in some of the most extreme environments imaginable. Here are excerpts from reports from four of the teams.

Taipei, Taiwan: For this week and next week, we have been working as teachers for an English learning day-camp for blind and visually impaired students.

Global Urban Trek 2007 - Bangkok

David Nguyen
July 23, 2007

On Monday, the team took a trip to visit CCD (Christian care for Children with Disabilities), a site that the Bangkok team once worked with. After touring the facility, we went over to the government wards where they keep children suffering from Cerebral Palsy (CP), a brain defect acquired from birth, which in plain language, limits the person drastically from motor functions such as moving limbs.

Because of the religious and cultural beliefs in Thailand, a son or daughter born with CP is seen as merely a result of bad karma.

Sharing the Gospel around the World

July 13, 2007

InterVarsity provides students opportunities each summer to demonstrate the love of Christ and proclaim the Gospel through service around the world. This summer, one team of staff and students is in Thailand sharing God’s love with women to show them God’s passion for them regardless of their life circumstances.

InterVarsity staff and students partner with existing ministries as they do God’s work in Thailand.

Austria Graduate Student Global Project

Craig Gartland, Midwest Regional Director, Graduate Faculty Ministries
March 13, 2007

A team composed of seven University of Illinois graduate students and two InterVarsity staff members will spend nine days working with Austrian colleagues in Vienna, Austria. The trip to work with ÖSM-Wien – like InterVarsity/USA, an affiliate of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students [IFES] – is InterVarsity’s first-ever graduate student Global Project to Vienna.

Why Austria?
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I) and the Technical University of Vienna (TU), have an exchange program.

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