I work with Friends International, an organisation that seeks to reach into the nations with the Gospel by welcoming, supporting and sharing God’s love with international students who come to the UK to study. While some students come as Christian believers and we love to help them to grow while here, many come from countries which are closed to Christian witness. Every year, as we work with churches and local Christian volunteers to provide activities, trips and events which will support and befriend the students, there are thousands who encounter the Gospel for the first time. We welcome and love students from all faiths or none but where there is interest, we help students towards faith in Jesus. As students from around the world come to faith, we then need to prepare them well for going home, to help them to stand on their feet once they have returned. I am hugely grateful to the John James Charitable Trust for their support of my work in the Midlands (and beyond).