Costa Rica Prayer Requests


-For Dustin Woida as he learns Spanish -For the development and funding of the new workshop and apprenticeship program -For the approval of our non-profit association by the Costa Rican government -For quality Costa Rican staff members who are called to work with SI-Costa Rica

A Note from the President


This past month I visited SI Costa Rica while on a “vision tour” with professors representing nine colleges or universities from the states.  All are interested in partnering with Students International for semester programs.  It is exciting to report that Costa Rica will be offering semester programs similar to the spring Guatemala term and the fall term in the Dominican…

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Getting to know… Cailah Pritchard


Cailah was one of our first staff members here in Costa Rica. She grew up in Hanford, California and graduated from Biola University with a degree in Intercultural Studies. Before college Cailah spent time serving in Chile with YWAM where she learned Spanish and developed a love of Latin culture. Throughout her college years Cailah was anxious to graduate and…

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Ministry Site Spotlight: Tutoring Center


In Los Guidos SI-Costa Rica staff person Krysta Williams runs a tutoring center in partnership with La Iglesia Cristiana Reformada de Los Guidos and Food for the Hungry Costa Rica. The tutoring center provides a safe place for children to work on their homework, enjoy educational activities, to practice their English, or to read a book.  Although the tutoring center…

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News from SI Costa Rica


We continue to grow here in Costa Rica. In October we added Dustin Woida to our staff team. Dustin will be studying Spanish for the next few months and then will transition to leading a ministry site. We are also in the process of launching a new ministry site that will involve mentoring, discipling, and teaching a marketable skill to…

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A Note from the President:


Janice and I count it a privilege to have led a team to Fiji this past summer. Fiji is an English speaking country, and without the hindrance of a language barrier, we saw deep relationships being formed among team members and Fijians. A highlight was being a part of the group that prayed with Mr. Sharma to receive Jesus as…

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News from


As we look back over the summer, we are so thankful to see the different ways that God has worked. We have seen six of the Indian villagers in the Momi community come to the Lord and be baptized! We’ve seen personal breakthroughs in the lives of team members, people sharing things they’ve never told anyone before. We’ve seen several…

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Dominican Republic: Completing 10 Years


“It is hard to believe that we just completed our 10th summer of ministry. God has done so many amazing things in the last ten years that I could write volumes. If you had asked me in 2000 to dream what SIDR might look like in 10 years, I would not have been able to imagine the ways God has…

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from the Norfolk, VA Outreach to CR: Participant Quotes & Photos


“The people on our team, especially the youth, were so receptive. This was a life altering experience and would not have been possible if not for the Lord (of course) and your obedience to Him in helping us go. The missionaries there in Costa Rica with Students International are doing an awesome work. They are taking little and making much….

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A Note from the President: The Kingdom of Heaven


Jesus’s words in Luke 13:20 (The Message) challenge us, “How can I picture God’s kingdom? It’s like yeast that a woman works into enough dough for three loaves of bread -and waits while the dough rises.” We are all called to be part of Kingdom work. One story that illustrates how God is working is that of Allison Mullinax, an…

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