Students International partners short-term outreach participants with long-term missionary professionals to serve those in need through specific occupational ministries. Below is a description of those ministries where Students International is sharing the Good News in the area of Construction.
The Students International construction ministry primarily focuses on helping families with limited resources build or make improvements on their houses. In most cases, the families are asked to come up with the materials for the project, and we supply the tools and help with the labor. Outreach participants working at the construction ministry may dig footers, lay block, mix and pour concrete, and do basic carpentry. In addition to community work, our construction site also builds and does maintenance for our ministry sites within Students International. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Dominican Republic.
The carpentry site offers courses in which we teach adolescents the types of wood and the correct usage of tools that are in the workshop. We will teach them how to make wood crafts and furniture so that they may learn how to work on their own and use it professionally. After finishing the projects, they have the opportunity to sell the projects and make a little money that serves for helping out their families. One part of the money will go to the student and the rest will go to the site to buy tools for the woodshop. When students come, they will participate alongside of the adolescents, helping them with their projects, bible studies, and sharing the love of Jesus through their testimonies and taking time to get to know the teens. In the afternoons we may check water filters and visit the families in order to know them and pray for them. Please pray for this site and the teens. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Guatemala.
Working at a carpentry shop, located in Los Guido. Teaching at risk youth basic woodworking skills while assisting in various small projects and working alongside apprentices in larger projects such as building furniture. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Costa Rica.
Building or repairing homes for families in need. Learn more about how Students International is ministering in Fiji.
Nick Zavala, Student, Joshua Wilderness Institute