Global Bridge, SI’s Gap Year Program


High School juniors and seniors take notice: An experience of a lifetime! Study online at a university level, live in another culture, encounter God in new ways, learn to speak a second language, and make new friends for a lifetime! Sound exciting and adventurous? Well it is! Hi, I’m Lowell Troyer, and I am the Vice President of Field Operations…

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The Gap Year: A New Development in Missions


Here at Students International, we do our best to be a holistic missions organization that provides students and adults with open doors to serve in vocational ministry short term as well as longer-term. SI is not just a short-term missions sending organization. Our trips range from one and two weeks to summer internships to semester and a gap year program…

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Ministry Highlights in Guatemala


We are grateful for the completion of a full summer of short-term outreaches. We have 11 ministry sites running in SI Guatemala. Around 16 full time staff. Our newest site: Sports, lead by Marcos Canahui, who used to be the site leader for Education at El Gorrion for the last 6 years. Marcos is playing sports with different groups of…

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Child Sponsorship in Guatemala


Going to school is something many of us take for granted. For many people in Guatemala, education is neither an option nor a priority. This has been the case for the family of Reina Tucubal, a 12 year old girl who attends the Gorrion school in Magdalena, Guatemala. Her mother never finished elementary school, is illiterate, and hasn’t been able…

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Sabbatical Leave for the Saravias


Anyone who has ever come to SI-Guatemala knows Fernando and Marianela Saravia. They are the “face” of SI Guatemala. Fernando is the field director here and both Fernando and Marianela have served with SI for 13 years. Currently they are on sabbatical. SI offers a sabbatical every 7 years of service, so they are long overdue! Fernando will be working…

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New MD for SI-Guatemala


This year we have contracted a new doctor to work out of the community center. Dr. Sara Romero is a pediatrician, and she’s the only pediatrician for miles around! She brings a wonderful heart to serve the Lord as well as the poor of Magdalena and the surrounding communities. Clinic days are busier now then they have ever been. She…

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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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Still Serving in Guatemala


This year Students International is celebrating 15 years of ministry. Guatemala has been one of the countries we’ve had the longest continuous presence. The photos below capture some of the work going on this summer at all the various ministry sites in Guatemala, including the rural villages of Magdalena and El Gorrión. Video Courtesy of Derek Davis Shelby Griffin, one…

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Guatemala: The Bridge, CountryBible, and SICCC teams


From New York to Nebraska to California, three excited teams came together from across the US for one purpose, to serve God in Guatemala from July 27th – August 8th. While speaking Spanish was a breeze for some and more difficult for others, the culture shock impacted everyone, but the people from the town of Magdalena greeted us constantly with…

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Guatemala: Cornerstone, Colonial Hills and Grace teams


See the pictures here