aBOUT BRIDGES INTERNATIONAL
The focus of the Bridges International ministry is the one million international students and scholars at universities throughout the United States. A majority of these students come from China, India, and the Middle East.
aBOUT BJ & ROBYN FLENNER
BJ and Robyn live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their three children. The major universities in their area include University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Temple University. The Flenners regularly have student dinners in their home, host programs on campuses, teach English classes, and lead Bible studies. They seek to build genuine friendships with students from many cultures and help serve their needs while they are here in the U.S. Another part of their ministry is building strategic partnerships with local churches and other Christian ministries in order to reach more of these students. They provide multiple opportunities for volunteers to be trained and to connect with international students.
The three Flenner children are William (15), Anna (12), and Emma (7). Besides cooking and hosting people in their home, the Flenners enjoy exploring the neighborhoods and museums in their city, walking, soccer, swimming, art, and enjoying good books, movies, and music.