Fort Wayne History
Wendy and I met at college in Dallas, Texas. Wendy was there as an international student from Singapore and I was there as an American student originally from Indiana and just come from Florida. After graduation we got married, lived in Indiana for 3 years and then moved to Asia. Then it was my (Chris) turn to become the international student while I studied Mandarin at two different Chinese universities. All together we spent 17 years in Asia before moving back to the U.S. in 2017 so our kids could prepare for university.
Wendy and I still wanted to be involved with internationals even though we would be living in the U.S. As we looked for opportunities, and as we realized we had both been international students at different times in our lives, we thought perhaps there was a way to use those experiences and welcome international students into their own new season of life as students here in the U.S.
In 2018 we began the process of starting an IFI location here in Fort Wayne to do just that. We have begun, but have a long way to go. If you are interested in talking about how you can be part of a team to share the life of Christ with international students then we would love to hear from you.