Over the years, the LCL student body has been passionate about doing fundraisers for international ministries. We have had international students attend the school, which has helped drive the love for international ministry. Initially, international students were attending LCL because they had family in the area or were connected with a particular agency. Then we came to the realization that 90% of these students have not been introduced to Christianity. This is when we started growing the number of international students at LCL. We believe this is an essential part of LCL's ministry, to actively bring international students to the school to share Christ.
To do so, we are looking for Christians who are willing to open up their homes and host a student. The ministry is even more powerful if the international students are living with Christian families and attending church on the weekends.
In Europe, Christianity is on the decline with more and more people identifying as atheists. In many areas of Asia, it is unsafe to be a Christian. People practice underground or simply have never been introduced to our loving God. The rest of the world varies greatly depending on the specific country. What an amazing mission field! To share the light in our hearts with the world. It is our prayer that the students return to their home country to boldly share the light of Christ with their family and friends.
To help encourage the international students to learn about Christ and develop a spiritual life has been such a blessing both for the international students, but also for our student body. Over the last few years, we have had international student baptisms. We watched our own domestic students grow in their spiritual life as they talk about Christ with an international student. Eyes are opened as stories are shared from both cultures in the classroom. Cultural appreciation, understanding, and empathy have grown in our student body.
In this video, meet Tita who is an international student from Croatia. Her story is why the international program is such an amazing ministry. She is a great representation of other international students that are interested in studying at LCL and are looking for a host family.
Many say hosting an international student is one of the best experiences they have had as a family. In life, you often have many individual experiences. There are very few opportunities where you can experience something together as a family.
Having an international student in your home is a lot like adopting a teenage son or daughter overseas for a short period of time. The student will follow your house rules, help with chores, and are eager to be involved in your family activities. The student is looking to be part of your family and not expecting to be treated any differently.
Once you decide you would like to host a student, this is what you can expect.
Meet the team behind your family that is helping you support the international student.
Learn more by contacting us! Either by completing the interest form or by contacting Mr. Carson Cantwell or Mr. Seth Bahr. We will answer all of your questions and if we foresee any concerns, we will bring them up.