Dominican Republic

Parents that Inspire

In American families today, things aren’t what they used to be. More and more parents are missing from the picture, and it’s causing big problems. Just think about this: over 25 million kids in the US—like one out of every three—don’t live with their biological dad, according to...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Reflecting on what God has Done

This week’s encouraging story comes from KD Warner, one of our interns in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. First, I am not the same person who stepped off that plane into the Dominican Republic three years ago. I began this journey in the fall of 2020 as part of the Global...