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As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from our Microfinance Site in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic....

A Celebration in Heaven!

One of the goals for the health care site in Nicaragua is to have a devotional time with the community members who visit the clinic. Each day looks different, but they often read the bible and pray together. Today we want to share an incredible story that happened...

Reckless Love in Jarabacoa

Today we’re hearing a story Daniel Czaplicki, the site leader at our Special Education Site in Jarabacoa. I’ve worked with the children of Centro Especial Genesis for about two years, and during that time God has taught me far more lessons through the children there than I can mention...

A Birthday Celebration in Costa Rica

This week we’re sharing a story out of one of our ministry sites in Costa Rica. Jessie Rybaczyk leads our women’s health and fitness site in the community of Los Guidos. She hosts boot-camp style workouts, teaches on nutrition, and leads weekly Bible studies.  Since starting the women’s health and...

Celebrating One Year at the Medical Site in Quinigua

Today we’re hearing a story from April Ether, a heath care site leader in Santiago. Yesterday, our newest medical site in Santiago celebrated its first anniversary. In the first nine months of operation, we served over 1,200 patients! As we rejoice in all that the Lord has done with us...

Cooking Towards a Better Future

Earlier this month at our Special Education site in Guatemala, we had our first official cooking class with the students! You may be wondering– what’s so exciting about a cooking class? Well, we believe that teaching these skills can have a long-term impact on the community and on...

Planting and Watering Seeds

At times, short-term mission trips can leave us wondering “did I really make a difference?” Many of us have seen the negative effects of short-term missions and want to be sure that our time invested makes an impact in some way. At Students International, we believe that our short-term outreach...

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...

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...

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...