Participant Stories

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...

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...

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...

Real people, long-term impact

Read today’s newsletter from Eric Miller in Jarabacoa, DR, and discover how real people are making a long-term impact in Jarabacoa, with SI. Aren’t short-term mission trips a big waste of money? Don’t people go on international mission trips so they can “serve the Lord” and take a...

Family Helping Family

Today we want to share a story of the impact the Appropriate Technology site in Guatemala has had on Joel and Anabela’s family. Thanks to your support, projects like this one are possible. You play a critical role in the stories we share! Read the story and see...

One Smile Away

Today's story serves as a reminder of how big of an impact our short-term outreaches have. Benjamin Jones, a student at Joshua Wilderness Institute, got to serve with us in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, in January this year. Preparing for a trip to a foreign country is both exciting and mysterious .... And yet even with all of my preparation, no amount of research could’ve prepared me for the powerful love of God in a matter of just two weeks. God introduced me to a fresh brand of community.

"We Remember You..."

Bill Sines is the Board Chair for Students International, and he joined us on an outreach to Nicaragua in October. Here’s his story. It was early morning on that first Sunday of our outreach.  It was already getting hot.  Our country director, Seth, and I took the van...

The Gap Year: A New Development in Missions

Here at Students International, we do our best to be a holistic missions organization that provides students and adults with open doors to serve in vocational ministry short term as well as longer-term. SI is not just a short-term missions sending organization. Our trips range from one and...

After a two-week outreach, now what?

During the Outreach Since the moment we drove away from the airport I knew I was going to love Costa Rica. The familiar smells of Latin America filled my senses as I took in all the foreign billboards and stacked architecture. Muddled Spanish was being spoken all around...

Are Short-Term Mission Trips Worth It? Part 2

Part 2: Is it better to go or send money? If you’re just joining our conversation, this is part 2 of a three part series on the value of short-term missions. If you missed part 1, feel free to click here and get caught up. In the last...