Getting to Know… Nivia Saravia


Where are you from? Guatemala City. Now I live in Antigua, Guatemala. How long have you been on SI staff? I have been officially on staff for a little over a year. I grew up as an SI staff kid, though, so I guess you could say as long as I can remember. Describe your site Currently, I am working…

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Letter from the president


Greetings to you in the joyous holiday season! I just returned from Guatemala where we celebrated the dedication of the El Gorrion Community Center. I wish that all of you could have been there to see the new building decked out for its inaugural day! There were over 80 of us including staff from each of the SI countries, staff…

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Note from the President


As I travel to different parts of the country to recruit and to meet with alumni of Students International, I am continually amazed by the people that I am honored to know. The fall season for the Service Center is a busy time for us as we are securing next year’s outreach teams as well as finalizing some of the…

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Getting to Know… Shellie Bowman (International Service Center)


Where are you from? I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA and now live in Visalia, CA. Describe your role with SI I have the privilege of working in the Students International Service Center in Visalia, CA. My job is to recruit new team leaders who will take students on a short-term mission trip with SI. How long have…

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Building Dedication in Guatemala


We are looking forward to the dedication of the community center (pictured below) in El Gorrion on Friday, November 12. The community center will house the future medical, social work, industrial arts and nutritional program sites. Many who have worked on the building project will be at the dedication, and we look forward to this great time of thanksgiving and…

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A Note from the President


What a privilege it is to work along dedicated Christian staff with such servants’ hearts. I work in the Students International Service Center in Visalia, California. We are a team of people dedicated to helping the outreach teams of SI in Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Fiji and here locally in Ivanhoe, California. We also act as a service…

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Students International Banquet 2010


Please join us at our 2010 fall fund-raising banquet on Saturday, September 18th in Visalia, CA. RSVP to the SI office: students@stint.com or 559-627-8923.

News from SI-California


God continues to reveal himself through the staff and the ministry of SI California. Joe Torres is now on staff with Students International in Ivanhoe, CA and he along with his wife, Rosie, are pioneering the development of ministry sites and building relationships with the people in Ivanhoe. In 2010, SI California hosted two teams that served alongside Joe &…

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Costa Rica: Spotlight on our Staff Getting to know… Luis Diego Soto and Cindy Arias


Where are you from? We live in the community of Los Guido in Desamparados, Costa Rica. What is something you like to do in your spare time? In our spare time we enjoy spending time with friends, watching movies, reading, and spending time with the children and youth of Los Guido. We also enjoy music, sports, and our daughter Hanukka…

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August: News from SI-Costa Rica:


God continues to work and to move in mighty ways in and through SI-Costa Rica. The last few months have been eventful. In May as we were preparing to welcome our first team of the summer our office was broken into, and then in June our woodshop was also robbed. Through both events the Lord’s protection and faithfulness were clearly…

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