Many years ago, as a college student, I lived in student housing that was furnished. But when I got engaged to another student we needed to find other housing. God provided a cute unfurnished apartment close to campus. As poor starving college students, we needed a little help getting started in our first home. God’s love poured out on us through his saints. Members of our church gave us a bed they no longer needed. Others gave us furniture items such as an old side table and chest of drawers. Our college also hosted a furniture auction for a local furniture store. We were able to purchase brand new living room furniture without breaking the bank. We have since donated the sofa to a student ministry.
These wonderful acts of kindness at a time of need spoke Christ’s love into our hearts. I am thankful for those who heard and obeyed the calling of Christ to give out of their abundance to help others.
ICO Furniture Fest
International Community Outreach is a student and volunteer missions organization providing care and outreach to TU international students through acts of kindness and the love of Jesus. International students show up in the US and often have limited means to get furniture for their empty apartments. Each year ICO hosts Furniture Fest to help students with these needs and to build relationships with new and returning students. Many of the students who have put their faith in Jesus have a testimony that begins with the love they experienced through Furniture Fest.
International Community Outreach is hosting its annual Furniture Fest at the University of Tulsa, on August 24th. The nations are here at our doorstep and you can help touch them for Christ. Your furniture and presence can be a blessing to international students at TU through the Furniture Fest. Used furniture (beds, chairs, desks, etc.) suitable for small apartments will be picked up weekly on SATURDAYS beginning July 27-Aug 17 (pending distance of pickup location). To donate items, signup for pickup at www.icotulsa.org. For questions, call or text Eddie at 580-304-5366. Gifts are tax-deductible. Thank You!