JP began working with international students at the University of Akron where he majored in English with a focus on Teaching English as a Second Language. While traveling extensively in college and graduate school, God gave him a specific love for those from the Middle East. When September 11th occurred, his passion only increased to extend Christian kindness to those some Americans now considered “enemies.” He was deeply affected by the fact that many international students with whom he spoke were spending up to six years in the U.S. without a single American friend and returning home with many misconceptions about American culture and Christianity unaddressed. Since then, he has worked as an HR recruiter and most recently as an associate pastor overseeing discipleship initiatives. While pastoring, God has opened doors for him to create contexts for meaningful dialogue between international students and American Christians. He and his wife (and three children) have enjoyed hosting many in their own home and challenging whomever will listen to do the same. JP and his wife are excited to join the IFI team in Cleveland, Ohio to devote more time to this work of extending God’s blessing “to the ends of the earth.”
Support Needs: JP desires to work with IFI on a full-time basis and is seeking to build a team of like-minded partners to support this work on a monthly basis.
Ways to Give to JP’s Ministry
- EASY GIVING: Give automatically through your bank account.
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- Use your bank’s ONLINE BILL PAY or mail a check to:
International Friendships, Inc.
PO Box 82416
Columbus, OH 43202-0416
Please write “JP” on the check memo line or in the memo or account field in your online bill payer.
- Credit Card online (see form on this page)
Please use Check or Online Bill Pay or the form below for credit card giving.