In an attempt to get to know and build relationships with international students, we’ve started the “Global Cafe”. There is a huge population of international students here in Wellington, and we’ve partnered with International Student Ministries to try and create opportunities to get to know them and make friends. It can be hard and lonely moving to a new country, knowing no one, and also trying to learn a new language. Once a month we host a themed get-together to talk about different cultures, faiths within different cultures, and of course enjoy some food! So far we’ve highlighted Christmas as part of Western culture, the New Zealand culture and rugby, and China. One of our students, Adam, who is from China shared some of his experiences growing up as well as his experience with religion in China.
Next up, South Africa!