Dear Gaston Christian School Family,

International students are a vibrant part of Gaston Christian School’s community. We find that hosting a student can be extremely rewarding for all members of a family. It is an opportunity to be involved in missions and ministry without even leaving your very own home. The mission field has come to our doorstep!

By hosting an overseas high school student, you and your entire family gain a truly unique global perspective and create once-in-a-lifetime memories in the process.

Some benefits of hosting:

Gain a deeper understanding of a different culture

Form a family bond with an international student, creating long-lasting memories

Share Christ with someone who may have never heard the Good News of the Gospel

Host families have different backgrounds and have their own unique part of the American experience. Most of our incoming students have never been to the United States before. Your family will be their first taste of American culture. If you and your family are willing to embrace new customs, cultures and experiences, it could really make a difference for an international student, as well as your family.

I ask that you prayerfully consider becoming a part of our Mission Team. There is a monthly stipend to cover the student’s expenses, as well as academic and homestay support as needed. If you are interested in receiving more information about this unique opportunity, please contact Karen Brooks at or our New Oasis Homestay Coordinator, Amanda Knight, at

Many Blessings,

Karen Brooks

International Student Coordinator