Social Work

Refuge and Strength

During this time of staying home due to the pandemic situation, our Women's Social Work Site has had the opportunity of ministering women through phone Bible Studies. God has been good, and we have witnessed how faith has grown in women's hearts and have enjoyed answers to their prayers.

Virtual Connections in Costa Rica

This combo of sites (Boys and Girls Club, Women’s Health & Fitness, and Community and Environmental Health) has been so fun! Via Facebook Live, after sharing bible verses every Wednesday and Friday, we do a warmup, a full-body exercise routine, and then a cool down....

Spreading the Good Word through Technology

We've been particularly encouraged by how Steven and Raquel, our Sponsorship Site leaders, have made it possible to connect with their students over Zoom. Their weekly clubs and meetings have shifted to group video chats and phone calls instead of the traditional in-person meetings. Last week, Raquel received a text from a student asking for help in how to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior...

Getting Things Rolling in Santiago, DR

For a little over two years we have been building relationships, ministries, and strategic community growth in the poor urban area of Santiago called “Cien Fuegos.” There are ministry sites in Cien Fuegos operating year-round: Appropriate Technology, Social Work, Sports, and Health Care. We also have a ministry base...

"La Casa Verde," our Social Services Ministry in Costa Rica

This week for #MinistrySiteMonday get to know the Social Services site in SI-Costa Rica. This site is located in Las Fuentes, a small community made up of mostly Nicaraguan immigrant families. This is a multi-faceted ministry that has partnered with a local church and community center to offer a variety of activities...

What is the Benefit of an SI Internship? Part 2

In this series, Erin has been corresponding with a couple interns from last summer in SI Dominican Republic. In this article, Anna Williams reflects on what two summers have meant to her during this pivotal time of her life. What was the value of the summer internship/STS program...

What is the Benefit of an SI Internship? Part 1

In the article below Erin had the chance to correspond with Katie Harlander, who finished an internship with a Social Work site in the D.R. in the summer of 2015. Did your work this summer help clarify your future steps in your vocation? In the light of missions,...