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Welcome to the University of Alberta and to Canada. We also welcome you to the International Friendship Group! We hope this club will be your home away from home. We come from many countries and backgrounds. The sponsors of this club are Christians but ALL cultures and beliefs are welcome!
Our group is dedicated to welcoming and serving International students in Edmonton. We are a registered student group at the University of Alberta. We are part of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada. Come say hello to us during the school year, at our office in room number 8901, HUB Mall.
IFG hosts programs for international students - we want to help students have an enjoyable and meaningful experience at the University of Alberta and the Edmonton area. We welcome all international students from any nation, culture, or religion to participate in our activities. Undergrads, exchange students, grads, PhDs, post-docs, visiting scholars and their families are welcome to participate.
We hope everyone is safe and healthy. These are strange and difficult times with a lot of new changes being implemented regularly for our own safety. We did not expect Covid-19 to come to our area... but it's here. It's possible that you may be afraid of what might happen. As followers of Jesus, we have much hope! We encourage you to get to know Him and read one of these books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. If you don’t have a Bible, maybe you will find the Bible in your language here Or contact us and we will get one for you. :)
Here's what Jesus invites us all to do: "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7). To cast means to "throw upon/to." We are invited to give our worries to Jesus. He says in Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Jesus gives these invitations to you as well, because He loves you.
Here is a song we think you may find encouraging: It is sung by Austin French and it is called "Why God?" You can find more encouraging music at Shine FM 105.9
Do you need something? We want to be available to serve anyone who needs help. If you or someone you know is isolated and needs encouragement, please let us know. If someone needs groceries delivered, or someone to pray with, or something else, please contact us! If you want to chat, please let us know. We are praying for you all! Feel free to contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Emma at email@example.com.