St. Louis (STL) Global Friends, a program of iFACE Ministries, supports international friendship and cross-cultural exchange. Our passion is to build bridges between people of different cultures, meet the practical needs of Internationals, and explore issues of faith and life in community with others. Just as computers need to interface in order to communicate, we from around the world need to connect with each other to learn more about ourselves, our world, and our Creator. As a Christian organization, iFACEadvocates purity of motives, clarity in purpose, and honesty in intention. Our philosophy is to encourage mutual dialogue, as summed up in the words from the Bible, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” All iFACE activities are open to international students, scholars, professionals, and their families regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference.