Go and Make Disciples


Written By: April Ether, SI Staff in Santiago, Dominican Republic I cross the narrow bridge over the slow-moving canal and enter Los Mangos, the clinic moving into view as I round the corner. Already there are patients waiting lined up on the sidewalk, ready for the day to begin. We open the door, organize everyone in the waiting room, the…

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From Here to There: Global Bridge


  Are you thinking of doing something different before starting college? (or sometime during college?) Do you love missions or studying other cultures? Do you desire to serve the some of the poorest and most disenfranchised communities in the world today? Have you wanted to become fluent in another language? Do you want to grow in your walk with God…

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Santiago Ministry Base – Matching Gift


We are currently leasing the base property in Santiago, Dominican Republic. This property has been an incredible site to host ministry teams that have come to serve over the past two years. The dream we’ve carried with us since signing the lease is for SI to purchase this property so that the work and infrastructure we pour into it can…

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Creative Arts Workshop


On this #MinistrySiteMonday, get to know the Creative Arts Workshop in Costa Rica! Located on the edge of Los Guido, this site helps reach at-risk youth who come from difficult family situations. In this community the youth are daily faced with tough decisions about drugs, dating, and temptations to drop out of school. The opportunity to come and learn creative…

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Health Care in Santiago: Showing Mercy


In Jesus’s parable in Luke 10:30-37, the good Samaritan comes across someone in need and cares for him by taking care of his clear physical needs: bandaging his wounds, treating him with respect, and finding long-term care. At the Santiago health care site in SI – Dominican Republic, our staff doctor and nurse (Dominican Brendaliz Hernandez and North American April Ether) similarly…

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Ministering to DR youth through gloves, bats, and baseballs


Do you love baseball? How about as much as the young boys live, eat, and breathe baseball in Dominican Republic? It is #ministrysitemonday, and we are highlighting the Boys Sports site in Jarabacoa, which in the DR is 90% baseball! The purpose of this site is to use sports, particularly baseball, as a way to develop relationships with the young…

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Education Site in Nicaragua


All kids should have the opportunity to learn and study at school, and our staff members Elianor Navarrete and Javiera Tellez​ in SI Nicaragua​ help make this happen in some of the poor communities around Masaya. These two run our Education site there, the #ministrysitemonday we are looking at today. We currently offer tutoring in two communities. We are trying…

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Getting Things Rolling in Santiago, DR


For a little over two years we have been building relationships, ministries, and strategic community growth in the poor urban area of Santiago called “Cien Fuegos.” There are ministry sites in Cien Fuegos operating year-round: Appropriate Technology, Social Work, Sports, and Health Care. We also have a ministry base we’ve been leasing for headquarters and where teams stay while on an…

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Health, Healing, and Evangelism in Nicaragua


It is a privilege for us to meet needs and share the love of Jesus with people through all kinds of avenues. One of the ways we do this is through Health Care. On this #MinistrySiteMonday get to know the Health Care site in SI Nicaragua. Led by Dr. Celia, this site offers medical clinics in Masaya and the surrounding…

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“La Casa Verde,” our Social Services Ministry in Costa Rica


This week for #MinistrySiteMonday get to know the Social Services site in SI-Costa Rica. This site is located in Las Fuentes, a small community made up of mostly Nicaraguan immigrant families. This is a multi-faceted ministry that has partnered with a local church and community center to offer a variety of activities for children, youth and their families to become involved. Cailah Pritchard and…

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