Taylor Plowman

Kingdom Culture

Short term missions, long term impact is a phrase that we use often at Students International. It means that everything we do is laser focused on creating experiences that will create life transformation in the lives of both students and community members. In December, our VC Revolution volleyball...

Two Months After My Sabbatical

Resuming my work in the agriculture department after a hiatus has been both thrilling and fruitful, best described by two words, exciting and productive. Over the last two months, I’ve familiarized myself with two new communities, Vista Alegre and Las Azucenas, located around 5 kilometers southwest of Masaya...

Long-Cherished Dreams Coming True

We are so excited to share a story from one of our community member participants at the Women’s Social Work Site in Guatemala. Here’s what she had to say: The opportunity to learn sewing came my way through a pastor, who herself was a skilled seamstress. She introduced...

A Home Stay Like No Other

Each year, one of our Global Bridge students’ favorite activities is home stays. In each semester, students stay with local families for 2 two-week rotations. By the end of the year, they have had the opportunity to stay with 4 families, spending a total of almost 8 weeks...

Seeing Believers on Mission

One of the passions that we have at Students International is to see the body of believers on mission, united together and working for the common good of our neighbor and our city. In many parts of North America and around the world, it is tempting for pastors,...

From First Grade to College

The Tutoring Center started in Costa Rica about 15 years ago, this means we have the privilege of harvesting the fruits of what was planted many years ago. Tania is a beautiful young lady who used to attend the Tutoring Center as a child. Now, she is a...

Humble Hearts Foundation

Meet Madison Ma, a 16-year-old student at Bakersfield Christian High School, located in Bakersfield, California. Her roles extend beyond just being a junior at her school – she’s also a caring older sister and the initiator of a charity named the Humble Hearts Foundation.  During the summer of...

A Journey of Change

Two years ago, our Health Care Site, decided to extend its services to the Buena Vista community. Our main objective was to kickstart a nutrition program tailored for children below 5 years and provide comprehensive health check-ups to the entire community. During one of these consultations, we crossed paths...

Fostering Integrative Programs

An encouraging story from Guatemala. In 2023, we initiated a sports program for girls aged 9 to 15 in El Tablón, backed by Byron Parada’s wife, Dulce. This was a significant move, breaking cultural norms deeply rooted in machismo. Traditionally, early pregnancies and household responsibilities like cooking, cleaning,...

An Uplifting Story

Eric Kaiser’s story is the highlight of this week’s email. Hailing from Plains, TX, he shares a story that’s sure to captivate you. His experience is a testament to the power of our AMAZING God!   “I’ve participated in outreaches with Students International many times. Each time God...