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Destino Winter Conference—Who God Made Me to Be.


Categories: Culturally ConnectedDiscipleship

  Fabiola grew up going to church, loving the traditions. Her abuela would say, “Every little prayer is a step closer to heaven,” so Fab’s faith centered on praying and being a “good girl.” When she was nine, Fab’s family came to the U.S. She set out to prove she was American. “I didn’t want […]

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Giving Up a “Good Thing.”


Categories: DiscipleshipSpiritually Empowered

One of our staff members, Silas, texted Jose to see if he’d like to meet over coffee or a Coke. Jose responded he’d like to meet.  From Jose’s answers on a Destino survey, you would assume that he was a Christ follower. When they found each other, they sat down to get to know one […]

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When you hit a wall.


Categories: Spiritually Empowered

What do you do when your best plans hit a brick wall? Nate’s default was to panic. He and his wife Jess, both staff members with Destino in Texas, wanted to meet students from one particular dorm on their campus. They’d already met lots of freshmen earlier this semester. Yet, no one from that particular […]

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A Calling to Lead


Categories: OutreachSpiritually Empowered

Arielle and Jaymison are juniors at New Mexico State. While neither comes from a Latino family, they share a desire to see God use them as student leaders in Destino. “I want to do as much as I can during college to serve God,” says Arielle. She and Jaymison are on the Student Leadership Team […]

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Joining the Big Familia!


Categories: Culturally Connected

Last January, after the first night of Destino Winter Conference, a lot of students were jammed in one of only two elevators in the hotel!  Everyone was tired after traveling all day, the first session, then late registration for some. As they rode together, students began to introduce themselves, also saying what campus they were […]

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Remembered as a Spiritual Influencer


Categories: DiscipleshipSpiritually Empowered

“I felt lost and overwhelmed,” admits Katrina as she describes her first quarter at UCLA. “I didn’t know anyone. I’d just go to class and go back and eat by myself and wait for the weekend to go home. But then I found Destino, and it all changed.” Katrina is now involved in a women’s […]

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“We want to study the Bible!”


Categories: Culturally ConnectedOutreach

Julia grew up in a Spanish-speaking church, but since she started attending college at a predominately white university, she missed having a spiritual connection that felt like home. She had been involved with Cru for a few years, made friends and grew in her faith. But she noticed that among 600 students involved with Cru, […]

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Where are you spiritually right now?


Categories: DiscipleshipSpiritually Empowered

As this school year started we’ve met lots of students! We asked, “What are you hoping for this semester?” and you answered things like, “success” and “good friends.” Destino likes to ask, “Where are you spiritually right now?” And on one campus students could circle motions like frustrated, excited, and/or empty. Maybe you relate to […]

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Students just like you!


Categories: Outreach

“I see you as one of my teachers, teaching me something I never knew before.” “I feel a lot better knowing there’s a place for me here to open up about my faith.” “I’m not religious like my mom, but I still believe in God and would really want to learn more about Him with […]

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Odds Against Him


Categories: OutreachSpiritually Empowered

Sergio sat by himself in the student union. Two Destino staff women, Stephanie and Diana, asked if they could join him for lunch. And as they sat together, they listened to his story. Raised by his grandparents, Sergio’s mother and father weren’t around much. His older brothers were incarcerated, and now, he’s the first in […]

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