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Dear Latino College Student,


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Dear Latino college student, You might not know it, but there is an army of people praying for you. You may not have the support you need at home, but there are people who believe in you. Your dad might have not been around or he might have never told you that you are loved, […]

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What I’ve learned from talking about ethnicity–Part 2


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The following post was written by an Anglo staff member ministering with Destino. In our ministry, there are some older staff who I look up to–Latinos and Latinas who have a deep relationship with Jesus.  Over these last few years I’ve heard them share what it means for them to follow Christ specifically from the […]

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What I’ve learned from talking about Ethnicity—Part 1


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The following post was written by an Anglo staff member ministering with Destino. One of the things I love about doing ministry with Destino is that we value wholeness in one’s ethnic identity.  Since our ministry’s mission is done in the context of a particular culture, we talk about culture a lot.  Let me tell […]

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Becoming a Believer Didn’t Take Away My Ethnicity


Categories: Culturally ConnectedSpiritually Empowered

I remember several years ago taking a personality test that asked a series of questions connected to worldview in relation to God and humanity. Essentially, each question related to how I viewed others and whether or not I believed the best about their motives and intentions when interacting with them. I can remember each time […]

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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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Joining the Big Familia!


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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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“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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What is Familia?


Categories: Culturally ConnectedOutreach

This week we want to give a shout out to Destino at the University of Arizona/Pima!  This spring, they’ve been working really hard to meet people and build a movement in their city.  Recently, they did an awesome outreach on campus that engaged students by asking questions. They asked students to explain what family is, […]

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Why did God give you a culture?


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“Let’s do a Bible study that talks about how being a Christian affects our culture!” suggested one of our leaders at the beginning of the semester. Great idea!  But where do you find that kind of material?  Walk into any Christian bookstore and you’ll find a women’s section, a men’s section, and Bibles “marketed” towards […]

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Don’t Waste Your Ethnic Identity


Categories: Culturally ConnectedSpiritually Empowered

  My ethnic identity journey has been one of joy, tears, and trust. Joy in knowing that in the Lord’s good and perfect sovereignty He chose for me to be a person of Mexican descent. Tears as I enter into the painful parts of embracing my culture– from feeling “less Mexican” because I am not […]

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