International Ministries Program
The International Ministries Program at the Chapel in Akron, Ohio provides English as a Second Language classes at no charge for local people from various foreign countries. Many are visiting scholars, masters or doctoral students, or spouses of internationals who are working here in the US for periods of time. As a volunteer in the program, I assist with the registrations and various administrative duties; but what we enjoy the most is having the students to our home, and allowing them to experience the American lifestyle. Whether it is sharing a meal together or sharing Trick-or-Treat and carving Jack-o-lanterns, I have grown to love spending time with these gracious, courageous, and ambitious students.