FriendSpeak // Weekly Program @ Prestoncrest
Sunday Evenings: 4:45-6:00 pm • Wednesday Evenings: 7:00-8:00 pm
Be sure to check out our Friendspeak page on Facebook for photos and more by clicking HERE!
Since January 2002, Prestoncrest members have worked with people from around the world through the FriendSpeak program. This program allows people opportunity to practice their conversational English skills. The conversations, however, are based on materials taken from the New Testament, so that the Reader is exposed to the Word of God in a friendly setting. Also, naturally, Readers raise questions about what they are reading, which opens the door for Workers to share their faith in a very non-confrontational environment. While some Readers are initially interested only in the English; with time, the conversations will turn from grammar and pronunciation to spiritual themes. Our hope is that it plants seeds of faith in Jesus in each Reader.
The FriendSpeak ministry offers the one-with-one conversational English sessions every Sunday at 4:45 pm, and every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. The program is designed to bring unsaved people into personal contact with God’s powerful Word.
The FriendSpeak ministry is based solely on two activities; sharing Jesus and sharing ourselves. Prestoncrest members do not need to be fluent in a foreign language, since the objective is to improve the English skills of the Reader. This program has been blessed by attracting a wide variety of Readers from Afghanistan, China, Columbia, Peru, France, Mexico, India, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Honduras, and Uruguay.
The program has only one guarantee; the Prestoncrest Worker will be blessed through their time spent with the Reader!
Sign me up as a worker for FriendSpeak!
For more information on this program, email George Miller any time at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 972.233.2392 M-F, 8a-5p.
FriendSpeak // International Thanksgiving Meal
Saturday, November 16, 2019 • 6:00 pm
Once a year, our FriendSpeak Readers join with their Prestoncrest workers in a fun, relaxed setting and celebrate Thanksgiving, potluck style! In the Fellowship Hall at the Prestoncrest Church building, we enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. It is truly a time to give thanks for the readers, workers, and the blessings that God has given us. It is a fun and festive experience each year!
All readers and PC members are invited to attend! All we ask is that each person let us know they are coming and what they plan to bring so we can make plans for seating, etc. See the link above to register.
FriendSpeak Picnic // Welcome to New Students
Late August each year
PC workers and members, along with FriendSpeak student readers, enjoy a fun afternoon and picnic meal while making new friends. Join us for hamburgers, hot dogs, beverages, and watermelon, and fellowship!
FriendSpeak Q&A Breakfast: Mid-August Each year
• Honoring Past & Present Workers
• Q&A and great information for potential, new participants!
Join us as we enjoy a great breakfast, honor our workers, and encourage new, potential workers that are thinking about helping with the FriendSpeak program!
NEW STUDENTS join us each year! The Taiwanese Student Assoc. at UTD receives a number of new students each year for the fall semester and most ALL the students in the TSA come to FriendSpeak at Prestoncrest. These students each need a PC worker to read with. It’s so easy to help them… come find out how.
The FriendSpeak program began in 1979 years and began at Prestoncrest in 2002. So far, over 200 Prestoncrest members have read with over 1000 students! Most students come to Preston Place on Sunday at 5pm or Wednesday at 7pm. Other students make themselves available during the week at negotiable time and location to coordinate with their PC worker’s schedule.
There’s one guarantee: blessings will abound!