Welcome to the I-55 Partnership
“Come, all you who are thirsty…” Isaiah 55:1
Established in 2010, the I-55 partnership focuses on sharing the love of Jesus with international University students in the US and abroad. Our name originates from Isaiah chapter 55, often referred to as “The Messiah’s Invitation to the World.”
The international students we touch are eager to improve their lives and their communities back home. Offering opportunities to improve their English has proven to be an effective way of impacting them spiritually without preaching. Read more about our mission.
Our Ocean City, MD summer project attracts international students working for minimum wages and helps give them a chance to experience American cultural activities. We also provide a safe environment for them to hang out, play games, practice their English and hear the Gospel message in a meaningful way. Read more about our efforts in Ocean City.
Our international efforts center around 1-2 week conversational English Clubs in partnership with local Campus Crusade for Christ teams. From 50 to 300 students usually attend these classes held primarily in locations throughout Eastern Europe. Students learn about various topics and read and discuss some parables of Jesus. Read more about our English Club work.
How To Support Us
Our efforts rely entirely on gifts and we welcome financial and spiritual support! Please keep our efforts and our staff in your prayers! If you wish to make a financial contribution, you can do so online or by mailing a check to I-55 partnership, PO Box 1919, Staunton, VA 24402.
Making an Impact
Aleksandra (Alex) attended our English Club (EC) in Kiev, Ukraine during the fall of 2014 and noticed a difference in the lives of students who were Christians. She was followed-up for nearly a year by CRU staff member Lyubasha and in September 2015 Alex invited Jesus into her heart. Alex attended the fall 2015 EC and served as a student helper during the March 2016 EC.
She accepted the invitation to become a Student Volunteer in our Ocean City, MD summer project because she wanted to learn how to talk with other students about Jesus. Now Alex is sharing with others the story of how Jesus changed her life.