Life Changing Work

Students International is a relational ministry, and one of the great joys and privileges of our staff is walking alongside participants as they grow and mature. Many of you who have served in our Tutoring Center or Sports Ministry sites might remember a girl full of life, energy...

Everything Happens in God's Perfect Timing

There have been significant changes for Students International here in Nicaragua in light of the political climate. One of the most significant changes was moving out of the base where we were we have been renting for the last several years. It belonged to another non-profit organization that...

Are We Really Making an Impact?

This week’s newsletter comes from our field director in Costa Rica, Jeff Dixon. I find in my role as field director it can be easy to be consumed with emergencies, challenges we face, and the things that need to be fixed or improved in our ministry. It can...

A Time to Remember

It is good to stop and remember the wonders that God has done in us through the years, that is why we want to share today about the faithfulness of God in our ministry.  Did you know that since the Education site began, we have seen 8 classes...

Short term missions is both missions and pilgrimage

A mission is doing. A pilgrimage is becoming. This parenting journey is not a mission because a mission has an end. Parenting is a pilgrimage, a becoming, for both the parents and the kids. Years ago, we read from a story Donald Miller told, that as parents, it...

Bringing Clean Water to Those in Need

Do you ever wonder what you will do with your life? Today’s words of encouragement come from the Appropriate Technology site in the small community of Los Higos, Dominican Republic. God has designed your life with a purpose. If you are a follower of Jesus and are unsure if you have anything valuable...

Who Knew Playing a Sport Could Mean So Much More?

This week’s encouraging story comes from the sports site in Guatemala. The Sports site works with kids and youth in Magdalena, San Miguel, Buena Vista, and El Tablón. This site incorporates a variety  of recreational activities with the goal of teaching, mentoring and ultimately seeing the lives of young...

An Unforgettable Summer

The summer months have a buzz to them as teams come to serve alongside our staff on their 9 and 13-day outreaches. There are increased activities like morning devotional times and afternoons and evenings filled with exploring culture, calling, and scripture. Each summer we have a team of...

The Lord Provides

There have been many difficulties during the year of 2023 for the Trade School site in Nicaragua. Due to the lack of a permanent location, it has been hard to provide classes for the community. BUT… Our God is so good! He has been teaching us to depend...

Changing Lives Un Peso at a Time

This week’s encouraging story comes from Mercedes, a woman that has been a part of the microfinance site for many years. Check out the video below to see how God has used the site to help Mercedes discover her calling. To find out more about the Jarabacoa Micro Finance site...