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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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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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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Mi Banquito


The Microfinance site in Nicaragua, named “Mi Banquito,” or “My Little Bank,” is working with 65 women from 3 different communities. This site is led by SI staff member Katia Bracamontes. One of the most amazing things this site has seen, and that God has allowed, is witnessing lives transformed. Sonia from Jocote and Jenny from Nindirí are examples of that change….

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The Power of Long-Term Investment


At the beginning of the summer, Maggie and I made a pastoral trip to Students International in the Dominican Republic. The goal for our pastoral trips is always to meet individually with staff: to listen, to give advice, to encourage, to bless, and to pray. It was an amazing time! We loved hearing the heart and passion of the staff…

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New Ministry Site in Costa Rica: Special Education


Rebecca teaching at the Special Ed site In October we launched a new special education ministry site in partnership with the public elementary school in La Capri. In the school system there are a significant number of children who have disabilities and/or learning disabilities that are too significant to qualify for one set of services, but yet not severe enough…

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Meet Dave Adams


Dave is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania (about an hour north of Philadelphia). He served as an intern in the DR at the sports site for 10 weeks during the summer of 2008. At the point of his internship he had just finished his senior year at Taylor University, but still needed to complete his student teaching the following fall semester. At…

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