Corvallis has a fast-growing international community of about 4000 students from more than 100 nations. Our heart is to reach out to these visitors, welcoming them to our city and extending the love of Jesus to them. The Nations Team is comprised of Rick Fletcher, Reuben & Sarah Wai, Sharon Flath-Vignali, Chris Abdelsayed, and Rhawn Krogh. Our purpose is to make disciples of all nations within Corvallis and the surrounding areas. We are a team that strives to educate and involve the body of our church to serve and reach internationals with the love of Jesus. With a clear strategy to be on mission, we invite you to be a part of sharing the gospel with and loving on those around us. Help is needed to welcome these students to Corvallis by attending/serving at outreach events, meeting with students one on one, or having students live in local homes.
If you want to be involved with reaching out to International Students and Families, please contact Reuben Wai at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Nations Servant Questionnaire.
Upcoming Events & Connection Points
WEDNESDAY, September 18th | All Campus Prayer Walk | 7pm-8:30pm @ OSU Campus (Everyone welcome!)
SATURDAY, September 21st | Cultural Training | 3pm @ Calvary Corvallis (Calvary Family and IWC volunteers welcome!)
SATURDAY, September 21st | International Welcome Celebration (IWC) | 4pm-7pm @ Calvary Corvallis (Everyone welcome!)
Date TBD – Cider Pressing (Everyone welcome!)
THURSDAY, October 31st-November 3rd | Real Life College Ministry’s Fall Retreat | @ Sunriver Resort (College students only)
SUNDAY, November 24th | International Thanksgiving | 5pm-7pm @ Calvary Corvallis (Everyone welcome!)
FRIDAY, January 17th-18th | Missions Connexion NW 2020 | @ Rolling Hills Community Church (Calvary Family welcome!)
SATURDAY, February 1st | “Dumplings & Friends” Chinese New Year Celebration | 6pm @ Calvary Corvallis (Everyone welcome!)
SUNDAY’s, TBD | Equip 2020: “Serving the Nations” Class | 9am-9:50am @ Calvary Corvallis (Calvary Family welcome!)
THURSDAY, May 7th-10th | Real Life College Ministry’s Shasta Retreat | @ Shasta Lake (College students only)
Ongoing Connection Points
Connect with Visiting Scholars
If you are interested in connecting with visiting scholars, contact Sharon Flath-Vignali at email@example.com.
International Friendship Program
Befriend an international student! The International Friendship Program provides support and opportunities designed to assist international students and scholars during their adjustment period by connecting them with friends from the community. The program also provides an opportunity for friends from the community to get to meet and know students and scholars from across the globe. See more from OSU here.
Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program
Spend an hour a week getting to know an international student and letting them get to know you through conversation! See more from OSU here.
Do you have some ideas? We want to hear them!
For more info, questions or suggestions you may have, contact: Reuben Wai at firstname.lastname@example.org