I-55 Ocean City, MD Project
The I-55 Ocean City Maryland Summer Project Strategy
A significant number of International Students come to the USA each year (primarily to the coastal resort areas during summer) as part of the Work & Travel Program. Our objective is to meet them, build a relationship with them, help them experience the love of GOD in practical ways by meeting felt needs (job problems, housing situations, medical emergencies, law enforcement issues, etc.) and explain how they can have a personal relationship with GOD through Jesus.
This happens during free meals which are provided by area churches and also during our twice-weekly Coffee House / English Club meetings. At each of these meetings, International Students have a chance to meet Americans, learn and practice English, play games, eat snacks, relax and also hear testimonies and discuss aspects of the Gospel message.
In addition we offer a variety of cultural activities such as mini-golf, pool parties, picnics & bonfires on the beach, boat rides, water sports, progressive dinners, etc. Several students have come to know Jesus and many others have experienced the love of Christ and heard the Gospel. A team of volunteers has been actively involved in doing this in Ocean City, MD since the summer of 2011.