Shared history

TSCF board vice chairperson Dennis Fountain was a student leader in NZ around the time that Billy was a student in India. He shares his memories of how students in NZ began supporting theological education for their counterparts in UESI. After Bruce Nicholls went to...

Billy of UESI

I slipped into the back row. A few students were scattered around the room. This man was moving among them, an open Bible in his hands, working his way through Habakkuk 1 with such a warmth, an urgency, a gentleness, and an accuracy. Unforgettable. From that day this...

Two weeks in Fiji hits home

Bula vinaka! When exams finished last year, we set off on a different kind of adventure with six students and grads, two staff and a bunch of wonderful Fijian hosts. TSCF has a long, close relationship with Pacific Students For Christ, our sister movement in Fiji....

Investing a life in Italy

In the summer of 2013, Zach Smith was on the verge of entering student ministry. He told his story in Canvas that year—how he’d met IFES workers at an Urbana conference, had a burden for seeing a stronger gospel witness in Europe, and was applying for a two-year stint...

Reconnecting with CECE

The partnership with student groups in Ecuador continues to grow as TSCF/CECE staff worker Ruth Hicks visit NZ. After 3 years, it’s been excellent to reconnect with TSCF staff, students and university groups, particularly during Summit. I heard and shared stories of...

Say ‘bula’ with us

From kiwifruit and apples to pineapples and mangos. From thermals and gumboots to jandals and sulus. From “kia ora” to “bula!” From NZ’s culture to Fiji’s. In November a group of students from NZ will leave the shores of Aotearoa to arrive in the welcoming embrace of...