The Fruit of a Long-Term Investment


Today we’re hearing a story from Nate Slabach, our Vice President of Staff Care.  There is something so inspiring when I witness the positive, life-changing impact of long-term, holistic community development. Several months ago, during a visit to the Dominican Republic, I had the privilege of sitting with Ramona as she told me her story. When the Students International micro-finance ministry site…

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Witnessing Transformation


Today we have a story from Cailah Pritchard, one of our site leaders at our Boys and Girls Club in Costa Rica.   A few years ago, a group of teenage boys started spending time at Casa Verde, our Boys and Girls Club in Costa Rica. As they began to spend more time with us the site, my co-leader Juan…

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A Milestone We’re Excited About


Alex Jimenez has been running our appropriate technology site in Santiago for the past five years. He hit a HUGE milestone earlier this month when he delivered his 200th water filter, and as of this week, he’s delivered 224 water filters! This milestone is wonderful news because it means we have provided 224 families with filtered water. As a result,…

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This one’s for the dreamers.


Today we have Steven Hinkeldey, co-leader of the sponsorship site in Guatemala, sharing a story about one of the students in the program.  Saidy has been in our program since she was in the fourth grade. She is now sixteen years old and is going into her first year of high school. In Guatemala, High School is run on a vocational…

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“We Remember You…”


Bill Sines is the Board Chair for Students International, and he joined us on an outreach to Nicaragua in October. Here’s his story. It was early morning on that first Sunday of our outreach.  It was already getting hot.  Our country director, Seth, and I took the van to a community called Valle de Volcan.  There is a new church…

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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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