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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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It is a Revolution! A Volleyball Revolution


Something more than volleyball Here in the Dominican Republic we have a VC Revolution – Volleyball Club Revolution. The idea is to “revolutionize” the way volleyball is coached. We want to not only be a great volleyball club, but we want to teach girls something that will last much longer than just volleyball. I’ve always heard that parents have a…

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Dominican Republic: A Season of Transition


While the face of SI DR is undergoing construction the Lord has blessed us with a smooth transition. It is amazing to watch the hand of God move and see His mighty power at work among our staff taking what could be stressful and disastrous and making it into something beautiful and harmonious. The past few months have been wonderful!…

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