Leila has volunteered with IFI since she was a student at OSU in 1988. She has enjoyed all aspects of the IFI ministry. She has led Bible Studies and ESL classes for wives. She and other moms started the International Mothers Group, an outreach to international moms and their children. She has made friends with students from all over the world. She and her husband have even had students live with them. Her two children enjoy meeting news students at the airport, going to the welcome party and picnics, and taking students to Hocking Hills. They think mom has a very fun job! They have also made lots of international friends through IFI.
Leila has worked at IFI since 2005. She recruits new volunteers with the help of 45 church coordinators and the other IFI staff. She is also in charge of new volunteer training sessions and trainings for current volunteers. Contact her at .
Ways to Give to Leila’s Ministry
- EASY GIVING: Give automatically through your bank account.
- Use your bank’s ONLINE BILL PAY or mail a check to:
International Friendships, Inc.
PO Box 82416
Columbus, OH 43202-0416
Please write “LEILA GARDNER” 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)