Ben and Rachel knew they wanted to start a Fellows Program in Salt Lake City to help college graduates “Start Well” by integrating their faith and work, pursuing their calling, and better understanding their place in God’s bigger story. The Fellows Initiative (TFI) and 2 local churches in Salt Lake City knew they wanted Ben and Rachel to start the Fellows Program in Salt Lake but no one was able to handle the administrative requirements of running such a program. That is where IXO was given a chance to serve.
TFI provided the concept, the local church gave oversight, IXO administered the project, and Ben and Rachel brought the magic. Four years later over 30 people have “Started Well” in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY
Greece is one of the main portals for the influx of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe. The Greek Evangelical Church was the first and only group to address the thousands crowding the streets and parks of Athens over fifteen years ago. Besides the humanitarian and medical relief there was an emerging fellowship that fed and ministered to one of the largest language groups of refugees. IXO was a friend and associate of the Greek church at this time and was soon drawn into the orb of providing encouragement and support for this newly formed fellowship. H., a dynamic and multilingual father figure, has touched the lives of thousands of young refugees coming through the Fellowship. Whether H. and his band of followers are providing care in refugee camps, in hospitals, in jails or feeding over a hundred four times a week, they do so without regard for their safety or the means to pay for their ministry. IXO does not lead or control any aspect of H. or his Fellowship. We care for them by addressing their needs so they can be free to care for others.