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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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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#MinistrySiteMonday: Los Higos Education


“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” –William Butler Yeats   It is a privilege for SI to witness and be a part of the rural community of Los Higos near Jarabacoa in Dominican Republic. The people of this community have surrounded their young children with support as they take their first solid…

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#GivingTuesday and the Ancient Mandate to Give


Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. I mean, a day dedicated to feasting! It feeds the soul since it is also a time of gathering and sharing our blessings. Plus, Fall has just hit its peak out here in California, so we are excited to finally put on a sweater. “Our national day of Thanksgiving is…

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Alex’s Story


At times unbelievers, those who have not yet met Christ, come on an SI outreach. Some of these adventurous souls make a life-changing decision while on their trip. Team leader Cindy Noblitt had a front-row seat at the life-transformational power of the Holy Spirit when she brought her group down last year. Here is their story: Alex, a Chinese international…

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Traveling light


Last week our CEO Dave Hansen spoke with the Joshua Wilderness students before they headed out on their outreach to Dominican Republic. He shared how much he loves this opportunity because of the unique place these students are in right now, and in their anticipation right before leaving on an overseas outreach. As they were all about to pack their…

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What is the Benefit of an SI Internship? Part 2


In this series, Erin has been corresponding with a couple interns from last summer in SI Dominican Republic. In this article, Anna Williams reflects on what two summers have meant to her during this pivotal time of her life. What was the value of the summer internship/STS program to you, personally? I interned with SI Jarabacoa in 2014 and then…

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SI Leadership Team


Once every couple years the SI leadership team (including field directors) meet to plan, pray, and share their lives together. Last week they gathered in Magdalena, Guatemala. Our theme verse this year was from Isaiah 55:12, “For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of…

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Getting to Know… Katia Bracamontes


Hi! My name is Katia Bracamontes. I’m a single mom of two kids. I was born in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya, Nicaragua. What is your role with SI Nicaragua, and how long have you been doing it? I have been called to be a part of S.I. Nicaragua for almost 3 years. I work at the microfinance site. The…

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What is the Benefit of an SI Internship? Part 1


In the article below Erin had the chance to correspond with Katie Harlander, who finished an internship with a Social Work site in the D.R. in the summer of 2015. Did your work this summer help clarify your future steps in your vocation? In the light of missions, this summer definitely showed me what a love I have for other…

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