History in Ministry

Isabel first heard of the Students International ministry through the father of her children, who worked at the old Jarabacoa base. When the current base property was bought, he and his family were asked to move in and watch over the property. “One night turned into a week,...

Looking Back

Our Global Bridge students recently finished a successful semester of learning, serving, and growing alongside our staff and communities in Santiago. The time seemed to fly by in the midst of working in ministry sites, studying college courses and Spanish, building community, and adventuring around the Dominican Republic....

A Health and Fitness Journey Like No Other

Jerry has become a familiar face at our women’s health and fitness site over the last few months. He has been attending our workouts despite the difficulties he faces. Jerry is slowly losing his sight, but he remains committed to his fitness journey and improving his overall health....

God Makes a Way

Fatima Vega, is a woman of faith living in the Benjamin Zeledon community in Nicaragua. She told us her story with a heavy heart. Her husband, Longino, had been imprisoned for a theft that had been committed in the area. Despite video evidence confirming his innocence, he was...

A Busy Month for Global Bridge

Global Bridge students have been busy the past month. They finished up homestays for the semester and then went straight into helping our staff host 2 short-term teams. With the addition of schoolwork, practicing their Spanish, and going on a camping excursion, it’s been a whirlwind of activity!...

Walls Can't Keep our God Out

Today our story comes from a woman who, over the past three decades, has watched her community transform through the Students International ministry. Aurelia was first introduced to the Students International ministry when a friend invited her to accompany her to Jarabacoa’s medical site, telling her she would...

Making Dreams a Reality

Mrs. Maria Elena Jara Villalobos, known as Nenita, has participated in the microfinance site since February 2022 in sewing classes. Her husband passed away in 2021, which caused her to fall into depression and she just wanted to die. Her daughter-in-law Diana told her about SI and told Heydi...

We've got a New Staff Member

At the Physical Therapy Site in Nicaragua, we are pleased to introduce a new staff member. Jaeline! She has come to serve alongside Paul as site leader of PT site. One way that God has called Jaeline in this ministry is to start a women’s exercise group. We...

A Sponsorship that Lasts a Lifetime

Today’s encouraging story comes from the Sponsorship and Education in Guatemala. Sponsorship and Education is a program that seeks to provide comprehensive development (education based on Christ-centered principles and valves) for the children of Magdalena Milpas Altas. It supports the kids by giving them the materials that they...

God Found Me

This week’s story comes from Ramona Quezada, a woman who, while living amidst many struggles, stumbled upon the women’s social work and microfinance sites in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. There she found refuge, discovered God’s Word, and was delivered into the joyful and peaceful life God had waiting for...