Sports

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...

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,...

Who Knew Playing a Sport Could Mean So Much More?

This week’s encouraging story comes from the sports site in Guatemala. The Sports site works with kids and youth in Magdalena, San Miguel, Buena Vista, and El Tablón. This site incorporates a variety  of recreational activities with the goal of teaching, mentoring and ultimately seeing the lives of young...

Steven Discovered His Purpose

Here is an encouraging story from the small community of El Calvario in Nicaragua. Steven Gómez Pavón, is an 18 year old kid that has a deep love for the game of soccer. Four years ago Steven came to the sports site. Here he started training more in seriously...

What will you do with your life?

“What will you do with your life? Answering that question is a central part of Students International’s vision as we seek to help students and the poor discover the unique calling that God has for their lives. However, the question is a difficult one to answer not just...

Soccer is Changing One Life at a Time

Today’s story of encouragement comes from the Sports Site in Guatemala. In the community of El Tablón is a 9 year old boy named Dario Lobos Ramos. Dario comes from a LARGE family. When I say large, I mean he has 8 siblings! He is the second to youngest child...

What are you waiting for?

Do you ever wonder what you will do with your life? Today’s words of encouragement come from the baseball site in Jarabacoa, 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 to give, think again....

Leadership through Sports

On the Nicaragua Sports Site, we serve and share the good news in 4 communities. We provide sports teachings in baseball, soccer, boxing, chess and physical preparation. Today we briefly tell you the story of one of the members of the Sports Site. His name is Luis Ortega...

Developing Potential

Have you found your life calling? Our mission is to have a long-term impact in the communities we serve, which includes helping kids develop their potential so they, too, can find their life calling. Meet Willy, Sports Site leader in Costa Rica and learn about how he is...

Intricate Patterns

Today’s uplifting story comes from our Women’s Health and Fitness site in Costa Rica, led by Jessica Rybaczyk! Today we want to celebrate and honor one of our ministry site participants. Viviana is 34 years old and has lived in Los Guido, Costa Rica, her entire life and...