The cream of the crop of Chinas youth, approximately 60,000 young
men and women, are pursuing degrees at American universities. They have
come at no expense to the American church and they require no financial
support from us. They speak and write English, and surveys show that
one of their greatest desires is to become acquainted with American
For the price of a home-cooked meal, you can have a part in world evangelism
and not just to China, but to almost any country. Students are
here from all over the world. This is the greatest opportunity for worldwide
evangelism the U.S. church has ever had.
Think of the possibilities. Future world leaders could be guests in
if you would only invite them. They could hear how
Christ affects and changes lives, not from a skeptical secular news
source but from a person (you) who has an intimate relationship with
Jesus. Im not speaking of a one-time encounter where a person
who has never heard the gospel repents after one visit to the home of
a Christian, but of an ongoing relationship that may span several months
and result in a genuine conversion.
You dont need a visa, passport or governmental permission, just
a love for the lost. You dont need a degree in biblical studies,
just a willingness to share your faith. All of this with an individual
who comes to your home where you set the agenda.
It is easy to get started. If there is a Chi Alpha campus ministry
at a college near you, they can make arrangements for you. Otherwise,
call the deans office and tell them you would like to host international
students for a meal. Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, when
most students go home, are a great time to entertain international students.
Make your home a place for world evangelism. It will be exciting.