We have only 19 families and students come on Dec 27th. We need 60 homes to house the 4 bus loads from various colleges. The group that brings the students to the Christmas conference each year is called Interface. They are like campus crusade for foreign college students. They work with the internationals year round, providing english classes, help with finding housing and taking care of visas, along with other trips and weekly events and bible studies. They really minister to these folks and are seeing much more openness to the gospel. They are seeing fruit!!!
A big part of the breakthrough comes via this conference. Students come for sight-seeing and an opportunity to stay in an american home and leave with a whole new perspective. The conference at church is fun and they learn about the true meaning of Christmas and what we believe as followers of Jesus. We hand out free bibles in their language and books on america.
The students ALWAYS rate the host family experience as the best part of the trip. The host families really love it too.
Anyone wanting to host can sign up online at this link:
Thursday, Dec. 27: Pick up students at 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel and take them to your home for a snack or light meal and to sleep.
Friday, Dec. 28: Provide breakfast in your home, then deliver students to Calvary Chapel by 8:30 a.m. Pick up students at 6:30 p.m. and provide dinner and sleeping facilities.
Saturday, Dec. 29: Provide breakfast in your home, then deliver students to Calvary Chapel by 8:30 a.m. Pick up students at 1 p.m. and provide dinner and sleeping facilities.
Sunday, Dec. 30: Provide breakfast in your home, drop them off at Calvary Chapel by 8:30 a.m., offer hugs, smiles and fond farewells.