In case you wonder why we don’t have photos after 2008, it’s because our famous photographer and picture-poster moved to Texas, and no one has replaced him.

End of the Year potluck dinner in the country side on Graduation Day. (Click on the Links below to see photos ... the videos will be coming soon!)






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Food and fellowship at the Lesters.

 

An outing to scenic Glen Alton in Giles County on a picture perfect Fall day in SW Virginia.

ICF "Word for the Day: Barbeque Chicken" (about 40lbs of it). A beautiful Fall day in SW Virginia. VT won the football game and ICF friends gathered for great fun and food hosted by I-Ping. (For others who took photos and would like to share, CLICK HERE to send.

Visiting Pastor Daniel (Deze) and his family and friends hike up to the Cascades and Jay Lester tries out his new camera on a perfect summer day.

A great day of celebration with Tomonori Saito and Holly Johnson

ICF friends join with Jay and his family for a great time to celebrate Jay's 50th Birthday.

ICF Students and friends spend a beautiful Spring afternoon in the country at the "End of School" Potluck dinner.

Jay Lester's photos.

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Qiao Ying writes:

Dear friends,

Time flies, with so many tears, smiles, diapers, Joyce is growing fast. She is one year old. She can speak a few words, such as, xiao3 bao3 bei4, mei4 mei4, up, down, bao4 bao4, ah-ou. She can ride her litte car, wondering in our house. She is not a baby any more. Here are some pictures we took on her one year's birthday. Enjoy them.

Cheers, Ying


Spring is 'Springing' ICF Picnic on the New River ... more food and fun!!!

Jay Lester's Photos and a few "Food Shots" by Lois

Small celebration of Jay & Michelle's Wedding Anniversary and Dave & Lois' birthdays at the Homeplace.

ICF Picnic at the Dwelling Place

On the VT Campus to remember special friends

A few of the ICF Students meet for Lois' homemade pizza and a movie based on the story of Easter on a cold St. Patrick's Day.

ICF students and good food is a very good combination for a good time ... and it was (again)!


ICF students spent the weekend in North Caroliana for the annual Discovery Weekend.

ICF spends an icy Sunday afternoon at the movies to view "Amazing Grace".


Jin Peng's photos taken in China during during the winter break - Christmas Celebration at a Church in a small town in the countryside of Jiang Su Province.


A great day on Baptism as Shugeng is baptized by Jay Lester.


ICF folks enjoying a Thankgiving potluck dinner at Mel & Dena's farmhouse. There was plenty of great food and fellowship!

BONUS DOWNLOAD: An ICF Movie: Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner


Meet Baby Joyce at one month old. Congratulations to the Qiao family.


No better way to take a break from work and studies than a picnic and hike to the Cascades on a beautiful SW Virginia Fall day.

Congratulations to Xiaoyan & Chengqiu (Norman) in the birth of their beautiful new daughter. Her English name is Elaina (derivative of the Greek word for "light," like Ellen). Her Chinese name is Yichen, which means "one passion."


Spending a beautiful Fall afternoon at the New River for food (of course), ICF Friends, and some games.
(Send your photos if you got 'em)


Jay happened to catch an exciting moment of when someone (we won't name names here) locked their keys in her car.


Saying goodbye to good friends is always hard. Here are some photos of a dinner and last Sunday with Audrey and Isaac Yang ... plus a few photos sent from Audrey from Thailand.


International students received furniture that was donated for the annual International Furniture Giveaway at the Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM, formerly BSU) at the corner of Washington and Kent Streets in Blacksburg.

Approximately 250 pieces of furniture to roughly 150 new international students within a period of 4 hours. That's amazing! But that's what God has done through us in past years. It's a great joy to see how God works through the many who come together for this ministry.


More photos of the Int'l Furniture Giveaway from Bro. Tim


Plenty of food and fun at the Annual BCF International Picnic to Claytor Lake to welcome new international arrivals to the area. (Send your photos if you got 'em)


A Sunday afternoon on the New River - much food, games, boat rides, and a few fish caught, and more food - great fun!!! (More great photos to come soon ... !)


More photo from the ICF river picnic sent in from Kazuo Igarashi (thanks!)


ICF potluck dinner at the home of Chum, Hannah, and Dorcas with some "traditional" 4th of July food (hot dogs and apple pie) and on to Municipal Park for the fireworks show

We traveled to Roanoke to go to Festival in the Park (Roanoke's annual spring festival) and the Mill Mountain Star. (Nice view of Roanoke from the top of Mill Mountain Star).

Over 30 people participated in this trip to the Cascades. After a picnic lunch, we hiked up to the waterfall. It was a beautiful day and good time. (If anyone has more photos from the outing to the Cascades and wants to share them, CLICK HERE!)


Note from Ying Qiao:Dear friends, Our girl Joyce was born in Texas last week. From then on, tears and smiles are crowded in our house. :-) - Cheers, Ying


Easter Sunday was a great day of study of the Bible, fellowship, and good food.

A great place to be on a Sunday afternoon downtown Blacksburg for the annual International Street Fair. A great opportunity to sample authentic international food, purchase handmade crafts, and experience cultural song and dance. If there's good food around, you can count on ICF students to be close by!

While most of the ICF students as well as "both Jays" were away at the Discover Weekend Retreat, Sunday morning Bible study was a great time of fellowship.

Discovery Weekend Retreat 2006

A great way to start out a New Year. A Baptism Sunday at BCF.

A few of ICF students went to the "Florida Christmas Conference" for international students and scholars (December 26 through January 1) in St. Petersburg and Orlando. Here's a couple of photos ... more to come?

Phichet Trisiripisal went home to Thailand this past summer and took photos at the International Sunday School at BCF before he left. Thanks Phichet for sharing with the rest of us.


BCF International Sunday School members showed a couple of students new to the area a great time which included much food and a hike expedition to the beautiful Cascades waterfall in Giles county. The agenda was lunch at Kalbee's Korean Resturaunt in 'downtown' Pembroke for starters, a hike to the Cascades (which is uphill both ways so some say) to work off those extra pounds , then more refreshments at Dave & Lois' to make for another great time of food and fellowship.


BCF International students and staff were joined with member of the Blacksburg Chinese Christian Fellowship to welcome new student arrivals in the Blacksburg area at Claytor Lake State Park for a great time of food and fellowship.


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