Lilian is a member of Church of the Servant whose mission is to minister to the international students at Calvin College and on other campuses. She works with a student committee to organize various events for international students, including a year-round weekly Bible study, a Thanksgiving dinner, a spring retreat off campus, and a year-end graduation party. The Thanksgiving dinner is an outreach event; students from other campuses are invited to come and get to know Jesus Christ. Lilian also mentors students, connects them with local churches, and gives them spiritual and practical support. In additon, she keeps in touch with Bible study alumni living all over the world, praying for them and encouraging them via phone and e-mail. Her calling is to help every student God sends her way, sharing the love of Jesus with them and praying for them.

Lilian Samuel
Grand Rapids, MI