Monthly Archives: April 2012

Adopt a College Student

Adopt a College Student Program

Connecting our Destino students with local churches is a high priority. We developed an "Adopt a College Student" program to help our students become involved in the lives of families in churches. Download a prototype description to see how we ...

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Becoming A Believer Didn’t Take Away My Ethnicity

The following is a part of our series on Ethnic Identity. 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 ...

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La Jornada – A Journey In Cultural Identity

The following post is part of our series on Ethnic Identity. At some point in my career I had to do a presentation about Mexican culture in a multicultural team. I gladly did it, but no one else did one. It ...

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Don’t Waste Your Ethnicity

The following post is part of our series on Ethnic Identity. It is written by Melissa, a staff member with Destino in Texas. My ethnic identity journey has been one of joy, tears, and trust. Joy in knowing that in the ...

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The Value of Community in My Ethnic Identity Journey

The following post is part of a series on Ethnic Identity. It is written by Ana, a volunteer intern with Destino in Texas. "So you and your family are from Mexico huh?" Emily, my freshmen roommate asks soon after I move ...

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Brown Is Not A Weakness

The following post is part of our series on Ethnic Identity. It is written by Rico, a student intern with Destino in Texas.  I am brown. Brown is not a weakness… God loves me and wants me to embrace who He’s ...

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Why Discipleship Is Incomplete Without Talking About Ethnic Identity

Our ethnicity is part of our identity in Christ. Ignoring it means we ignore part of how God has "fearfully and wonderfully" made us. Rarely have I ever read a book or listened to a talk on discipleship that included a ...

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Ethnic Identity Model

One of our main goals in Destino is to help students grow in their ethnic identity journey. We've adopted a model from Orlando Crespo's book, "Being Latino in Christ", to help staff and students better understand how to help someone ...

Latino Links 04/07/2012

HISPANIC/LATINO Kids Choice Awards 2012: Meet The 22 Coolest Latino Kids In Hollywood http://huff.to/HpTQRH Hispanics spell out why labels don't fit – CNN.com http://bit.ly/HJs0Ls How a Mega Millions winning couple used their jackpot to enrich Latino education - http://bit.ly/HJsNfc Latinas are Lowest-Paid in the US, ...

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Why It Is Important To Grieve on Good Friday

"One of the most traditional and popular devotions in the Christian world is the Stations of the Cross...every generation of Christians, driven by some instinct of faith, has tried to retrace the steps of Jesus to Calvary, discovering that he ...

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What Are Your Eyes Reflecting Back?

"When a suppressed people looks into the eyes of the majority culture, they see reflected back either their own worth or inferiority."  As a student, I never gave my ethnicity much significance. I came to faith through a white evangelical church ...