100% Sent and Destino

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I’ve been thinking lately about one of our students named Jaime*.  He came to faith as a freshman in Destino and has been one of our most faithful student leaders these last few years.  A few weeks ago, Jaime came to our home to tell us that he had failed out of school.  His grades has gotten so low that he had been kicked out of his college.

We were heartbroken for him,  but we were also not surprised.  Very few Latinos ever make it to their graduation. Most fail out or drop out because of grades and/or family obligations.  While we’ve needed to continue to work at helping our students succeed in college, we’ve also needed to embrace the reality that many Hispanics who come to A&M will not finish here.  We’ve started to view this concept of “100% Sent” in Campus Crusade differently.  Are we sending our students like Jaime well, even though they weren’t able to finish college with us?

Jaime actually got accepted to another university near to where his family lives in South Texas.  This is great news, as some of our students just end their college careers when they fail out.  Another one of our students that had to leave because of grades her freshman year also transferred to this same college. Since then she has seen the Destino movement double in size after becoming involved at her new school.  We are confident we are sending one of our best students to this school. Without a doubt, he will be used by the Lord to reach his campus for Christ.

So, is this what Crusade had in mind when they came up with 100% Sent?  Probably not. But this is OUR story in Destino. Yes, we need to try to tackle the problem of Latinos not finishing school.  Our movement here continues to try to address this issue in a variety of ways. But, in the meantime, we HAVE to ask ourselves the question, “What will 100% Sent mean to us?” 

*student’s name changed

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Posted on April 26, 2011

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A white guy who believes Latinos will change the world, Destinoeric served with Destino from 2008-2013. You can read more of his posts here or on twitter.

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