Friends of International Students (FIS), a ministry of Lake Avenue Church since 1987, provides opportunities for international students and scholars and their families to connect with the Lake Avenue Church family in the context of genuine and caring mutually-beneficial friendships.

FIS team members are equipped in cross-cultural skills and are involved with events and activities such as holiday parties and hikes. Some also serve as one-on-one "Conversation Partners" or as facilitators for "Discovery Bible studies."


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Conversation Partner Needed

Friends of International Students - a ministry of LAC since 1987, invites Lake Avenue Church women who are native English speakers to be matched as conversation partners for wives of international scholars. The commitment is twice a month for an hour at a time and place of your choosing for three months. Training/equipping is provided.

To sign up or for more information, please contact:

Ashok Ghimire, International Student Ministry Outreach Coordinator at  or 626.817.4867.

Andy Pearce, FIS Coordinator at or 626.817.4578.

Sabina Ghimire, FIS Team Member at or 626.365.7928.

FIS Team