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There Were Bigger Plans in Store for Me…


Categories: DiscipleshipSpiritually Empowered

Little Did I Know There Were Bigger Plans in Store for Me… “I thought I came to college to earn my degree and get a job. Little did I know that there were much bigger plans in store for me. All my life I believed in God and tried to lead a moral life most […]

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Friends Becoming Sisters.


Categories: DiscipleshipOutreach

While sipping her chai tea latte, Christy wasn’t surprised to look up and see two young Latinas walk into Corner Bakery instead of one. She and Laura had found a time to meet for lunch so they could get caught up on some challenging situations Laura was working through. Christy also showed up knowing that […]

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Wanting a Change.


Categories: OutreachSpiritually Empowered

“Hi, I go to FIU but I’m not a Christian, I do want to get involved and be more connected to God. Please contact me, thanks.” God had been working in Andrea’s life. She was spiritually hungry and searching for a different way to live. Her email went to one of Destino’s leaders, Rachel, in […]

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He wants you as you are.


Categories: DiscipleshipSpiritually Empowered

“Last year I went to Destino’s Fall Retreat for the first time. There I decided I wanted God to be my Lord and savior. I’d been thinking that I had to get my life together, but Jesus doesn’t want you to get your life perfect, He wants you as you are. I realized no matter […]

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Wendy’s Story


Categories: OutreachSpiritually Empowered

A woman came to speak to my basketball team after practice one night in December. She talked about us being physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and that the best athletes are growing in all those areas. My family went to church every week, but I wasn’t doing much about that side of my life. When […]

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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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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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