how do we help those on a j-1 visa?
share The Gospel
At every event, the gospel is shared and/or the students are given a gospel of John, a New Testament, or a Bible. Pictured above is Wan Jing from Malaysia. She heard the gospel at the events she attended. In October of 2014, she contacted us on Facebook to say she had given her life to Christ and was baptized.
Through the Mid-Cape J-1 Housing Program we provide J-1 students with housing leads to landlords and host families. Imagine what would happen if these world-changing students lived with a believing family for a summer! Pictured above are Tamara and Snezana from Serbia who stayed with us in the summer of 2016.
“What kind of events?” you ask. Our biggest events are welcome dinners, Students hear about bicycle safety and Lyme’s disease. They can open a bank account. AND they hear the gospel! We partner with members of 13 Cape Cod churches who have put on the following events: surfing lessons, BBQs, selfie scavenger hunts, Kayaking, off-Cape trips, a ladies Extreme Makeover, cultural dinners, and a beach bonfire.
Through Papa Deny’s Free-cycled Bikes, students are loaned bicycles. Dennis will deliver, fix, and pick up the bicycles for free. Last year, he loaned over 300 bicycles to J-1 participants and shared the gospel with them. If your church would like to send a team to help Dennis fix bicycles or if you would like to donate a bike, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. At J-1 events, students are also provided with strobe bike lights and reflector vests.