Friendship International

"Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed.  For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."  Habakkuk 1:5

A program for international women and their children!

Thirty seven years ago, Friendship International Wives and Preschool Children’s Ministry was formed in Edmond so the needs of foreign-born wives and their children could be met in a loving, Christian atmosphere.  We share God’s love as we teach 5 levels of English as a Second Language plus citizenship.  Those already fluent in English are offered Bible, writing, and craft classes.  We have shared the Gospel with women from over thirty different countries.

Friendship International is a ministry of women reaching out to women from around the world with Christ’s love. We have women from more than 30 countries, many of whom have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We meet once a week on Thursday mornings during the school year at Henderson Hills Baptist Church from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  No passport is required.

  • Childcare?    free childcare is available for children whose mothers attend Friendship International classes for infants through 5 years.

  • Costs?    there is NO CHARGE for taking a class, but students do need to pay for their English books or materials for sewing, quilting, etc.

  • Location?    Henderson Hills Baptist Church is located at 1200 E Frontage Road, Edmond, OK 73034.  The entrance to the church property is east of I-35, about ¼ mile, on the north side of 15th Street.  You cannot see the building from the street because of all the trees.  After you turn in, park near the largest building and enter through the two large glass doors near the Friendship International sign.

  • 2013 - 2014 dates?    see below

Questions?  More Information?

For more information on Friendship International, call:

  • Amanda Stulce, 405-330-9437
  • Kay Fryer, 405-341-7235
  • Edmond's First Baptist Church Office at 405-341-0253.  The church office is available Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM to noon.

Opportunities for Service?

Opportunities include preschool teachers, nursery workers, craft teachers (examples include American cooking, painting, crochet, crafts, etc.), English teachers (we provide ESL (English as a Second Language) training).

What is Friendship International all about?

  • making new friends
  • improving conversational English
  • developing creative skills
  • learning about American Culture
  • increasing world awareness

2013-2014 Meeting Dates

             
DATE        DATE    
             
August 22, 2013
    
Orientation
    
January 16, 2014
    
Welcome Tea
               
August 29   Welcome Tea
  January 23   Friendship



   



September 5

Friendship

January 30

Friendship



 



September 12

Friendship

February 6

Friendship



   



September 19

Friendship

February 13

Friendship







September 26

Friendship

February 20

Friendship



   



October 3

Friendship

February 27

Friendship



   



October 10

NO MEETING
Fall Break

March 6

Friendship



 



October 17

Friendship

March 13

Friendship



   



October 24

Friendship

March 20

NO MEETING
Spring Break



 



October 31

Friendship

March 27

Friendship



 



November 7

Friendship,
Thanksgiving Lunch

April 3

Friendship



 



November 14

Friendship

April 10

Friendship



  



November 21

Friendship

April 17

Friendship, Easter Program/
Brunch (children stay in childcare)

 





November 28
 
NO MEETING
Thanksgiving

April 24

Friendship
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 5

Friendship *
See note below

May 1

Friendship, End of Year Program
and International Food
             
December 6 Friendship May 8 Volunteer Lunch

Friendship

Contact Us

Amanda Stulce
405-330-9437

Kay Fryer
405-341-7235

Classes

English 1, 2, 3 & 4

U.S. Citizenship

Bible

Cooking

Crocheting

Sewing

Quilting

Scrapbooking

Painting

"Friendship provides a one of a kind fellowship and community in Edmond . . . I look forward to Friendship every Thursday."
  - Agnes, Hungary  

 

"It is a great learning experience - both spiritually as well as artistically."
  - Geetika, India

 

"Friendship is a wonderful program and I love it.  I am leaving for Japan . . . with many wonderful memories."
  - Akemi, Japan

 

"Friendship is like an oasis of peace and love that helps you to forget whatever problems you might have."
  - Teresa, Ecuador

 

Sponsors

These Southern Baptist churches contribute financially, supply volunteers, and furnish refreshments.

  • Edmond's First Baptist
  • Henderson Hills
  • Highland Park
  • Quail Springs
  • Waterloo Road
  • Village Baptist
  • Britton Road