FriendSpeak is a ministry focused on helping international people in Bloomington improve their English through friendships and the Word of God. We do this by equipping English-speaking Christians to serve as “conversation partners” with international individuals. Christian volunteers (“workers”) meet weekly with international individuals (“readers”) one-on-one for free English conversation practice. Our vision is a continually expanding team of dedicated conversation partners who are growing together in faith and joy as we sow the Word of God in the hearts of our international friends.
Partners meet around the community at various times according to their availability.
The FriendSpeak ministry is based on this main principle: sharing Jesus and sharing ourselves. Workers do not need to be fluent in a foreign language because you already have the language that Readers want - English! You do not need to be a Bible scholar because we focus on letting the Word be the teacher and the you being the illustration. We have a variety of Readers from all over the world, including: China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Japan, Jordan, South Korea, Libya, Mauritius, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam.
Hereis a glimpse of what FriendSpeak is (video provided by FriendSpeak Reader, Yulin Yu)
For Readers interested in experiencing an American Bible class or worship service: Sunday Bible class shuttle stops are at South Rogers, Campus View & Evermann Apartments; Sunday Worship service shuttle stops are at Campus Corner and Eigenmann Apartments. Wednesday evening shuttle stops are at Maxwell Terrace, Monroe County Public Library and Meadow Park Apartments. Please contact us to request pick-up.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS - If you'd like to know more about joining FriendSpeak for one-on-one conversation practice, please contact us using the form below!