Taylor Plowman

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...

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...