Activities for Internationals
The Hephzibah House Ministry has had active interest in international countries, people, and students from its inception. And since the mid-seventies, a very active involvement has taken place in New York City with international student outreaches of many kinds. With prayerful care, we are deeply interested in these students also after they return to their home countries.
Many gatherings have taken place as we have sought to be helpful in both practical and spiritual ways. Over the years, God has been enlarging the number of people with other ministries working specifically with international students.
In 2011, we invited a student from Benin, Africa to join our staff as an intern. He has worked closely with international student ministry and will now have a significant role for Hephzibah House in student affairs and ministry. He stands ready to invite you here for friendship and encouragement, etc.
HEPHZIBAH HOUSE MINISTER TO STUDENTS, WITH SPECIAL INVITATION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS….WE ARE PLANNING MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO SERVE YOU THIS YEAR. PHONE US AT HEPHZIBAH HOUSE, or email Ghislain Ligan, Coordinator, email@example.com. You may also phone him at 212-787-6150 and he will return your call if he’s not in. Thank you.
ENGLISH FOR IMMIGRANTS!!
Hello Dear Friends,
I hope all are well and recovering from “Sandy”. The English for Immigrants program at Hephzibah House was also impacted by her. We had to push back our November 1 start date since the Mass Transit system was shut down, but expect to kick in to gear next week. By that time, considering the progress that has been made so far, hopefully, all the trains will be up and running. For those of you who still may not know about the program, we established an English conversational language program to help adults have a better command of the language. We targeted adults because students have English as a Second Language courses, but their parents are left out of the mix. Also, other adults can find it difficult or costly to find classes and most times are left out of the learning process.
We have several students and volunteers currently on board, but this outreach is ongoing. If you know anyone who you believe would benefit from this program, or you would like to be a volunteer (at least two (2) hours of your valuable time is needed), please call us at 212-787-6150.
You can’t volunteer? Please continue to keep this ministry in prayer. As we are teaching, we are seeking the opportunity to minister the gospel. We have dedicated this work, as we have all the others here at Hephzibah House, to the Lord.
(Coordinator English for Immigrant
(Coordinator English for Immigrant Ministry)
We are very excited about the prospect of our new English for Immigrants Program. A conversational style, it is designed to help our friends from other lands have a better command of the English language for work, home, and interaction with the general population. Subjects will include: asking for directions, writing and saying numbers, expanding vocabulary using simple sentences, shopping, and more.
LEARN TO SPEAK ENGLISH
Are you having trouble reading this information? Would you like to learn to speak English? Do you have a friend who would like to learn? Call Hephzibah House at 212-787-6150 for more information?
We are looking for volunteer instructors. No teaching experience is necessary just a coachable spirit; a patient, sincere heart, and your precious time. Call Hephzibah House at 212-787-6150, leave your name or email address and you will be contacted personally. Also, please feel free to let us know of anyone you think would benefit from the program.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AT HEPHZIBAH HOUSE
We would love to have you join us this semester for these activities. Come and hear how God works in people on testimony nights. We will focus our attention and learn from the lives of several missionaries. Finally we are planning a monthly prayer gathering for students this Fall.
ADVANCE PLANNING: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SCHEDULE FOR 2013
ADVANCE PLANNING: INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SCHEDULE FOR 2013
Here is an overview of the new season for students at Hephzibah House.
I love spring because it always synonym of new beginning. I hope and pray that you and your loves one will have a very bless and special Easter. Please join us for several activities. Come; hear how God is moving in our midst at testimony night. We will focus our attention and learn from several Christian Movies.
Testimony night 6-7:30 Pm
ü March 23 (Sat)
ü May 4 (Sat)
ü Jun 1 (Sat)
Movie night 6-7:30 Pm
ü March 16 (Sat)
ü May 18 (Sat)
ü Jun 15 (Sat)
Monthly prayers gathering
We realize that prayer is the only key that could help one grow spiritually. I am pleased to inform you that Hephzibah House in collaboration with Campus Renewal Ministry has started our monthly prayer retreat. For example students’ leaders from many campuses gather to learn for an entire day how to better pray and how powerful a good prayer life look like.
If you have questions, or want a one to one Bible study please phone us 212-787-6150 or contact Ghislain Ligan, one of our Hephzibah House staff with student ministry, and he will get back to you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL TEA, SUNDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 7, 2013
This is a special gathering for international students only. We will serve very special refreshments and then introduce and interview a husband and wife, Alan & Pamela Gardner, (internationals themselves) who will share some very important things about life and about their own personal lives. Come and share this afternoon with us. Our refreshments will be international in identity along with our famous Hephzibah House Signature Tea…made especially for Hephzibah.
Please arrive so that we can begin at 2:00 PM. Our program will end about 4:00 PM…Please phone or email Ghislain or call Hephzibah House so we know you are coming. It will be our pleasure to welcome you and we will love having you with us. 212-787-6150
Annual Bus Trip: On Saturday, June 1. we have planned our bus trip to Pennsylvania. Our first stop will be THE GOLDEN NUGGET…a very large outdoor flea market. From that stop we will be travelling to THE FARMETTE and this year we plan to have a hot dog picnic with all the trimmings…then high-level-energy game competitions to win some prizes! (now if it should rain we will go with a different plan). We hope you are able to come, but whether you can or not, would you please consider giving a SCHOLARSHIP FOR AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT? They would be most grateful. The cost per person is $35.00…and the trip is for adults only. The bus leaves Columbus Avenue very near Hephzibah House at 8:00 sharp…if you are late you will miss the bus! RESERVATIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY… Just phone us at Hephzibah House…212-787-6150
Hephzibah House will open once again the door for students from all over the world to come enjoy our annual Free 4th of July Lunch (at 1pm sharp) & our Annual field trip to Pennsylvania will held on 06/01/13. Please let us know you are coming and bring a new friend.
We will be offering several booklet studies that will help us to better understand Spiritual questions. For example: Why is it important to study the bible? Could we have personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ?