Hosting International Dinner

SATURDAY, FEB. 23rd @ 5:30 P.M.
Los Altos Grace Church
6565 E. Stearns St., Long Beach 90815

Hi, this is Cecil

Every year students from all over the globe come to America giving us the opportunity to host and share the love of Christ with them. 
I am writing to invite you to join me and others for a special “HOSTING Dinner & Fellowship” time on February 23rd. There will be Tri-Tip for our main dish & Potluck for sides (please bring Salads & Desserts).

Our Long Beach ministry focuses on Japanese students, yet we are not limited to just hosting Japanese, who need short term and long term homes. Come and learn about the many hosting opportunity for families and singles living near our Long Beach, CA Universities and College campuses.

This evening is for all of our current host families even if you do not have a student currently. It is also a great opportunity for you to bring friends who are interested in hosting to learn and ask questions about hosting.

If you know someone interested please feel free to invite them to join us. Please forward this email to them so they can also RSVP.

We will have a time of fellowship around a meal, worship, prayer, sharing, Q & A and a short video.


This will be for both rookie and veteran host families. The evening will include a Tri-Tip dinner (potluck for sides – please bring salads & deserts) and a lot of great information about hosting and hosting opportunities. 

Sharing your heart and home with a Japanese Student is a great way to help both the student and, you, the host. There is normally a stipend for short term hosting and a set monthly room & board amount for long term hosting. You will also have the joy and privilege of a wonderful intercultural experience.

As you host you will have the partnership and support of our Encompass World Partners Long Beach Japanese ministry team who will also be connecting with your student throughout their stay as we provide them with fun activities that introduce them to the gospel and Christ. We also provide ministry support while the students are here and follow-up with them when they return to Japan.

We have experienced spiritual fruit over and over again as we have linked arms with Hosts who have opened there hearts and homes to these special students.

Long Term hosting is a way to provide a safe and healthy environment for Japanese students to experience Christ in the home while at the same time providing you with some extra income. 


We are currently looking for LONG TERM HOSTS who can include the students in regular family time, evening meals, provide a privet room with a bed, dresser, closet, and access to a shared or privet bathroom, kitchen access, washer & dryer access, and high speed internet. 

  • If you have questions
  • If you know someone who would be a great host
  • If you believe God is leading you to host

EMAIL ME AT [email protected].