STM Update: Articles from Auburn EWB Team
Auburn University’s Engineers Without Borders team traveled to Quesimpuco, Bolivia, with SIFAT in August as part of a five-year commitment to serve the people of this region. The most recent issue of Auburn Engineering, a magazine produced by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, features a cover photo of some of the students with Benjo Paredes and an eight-page spread with photography by Jeff Etheridge and an article written by Jim Killian.
Raise money for SIFAT while shopping online!
Are you finding lots of great Cyber Monday deals today? Before you purchase online, STOP! Did you know that you can raise money for SIFAT by using GoodShop? More than 2,500 retailers donate a percentage of each online purchase to the charity of your choice.Learn more below, then get to shopping for great deals online while you raise money for SIFAT!
Alumni Update: Dea Lieu of the Ivory Coast passes away
We are very sad to bring you news of the death of one of our beloved partners in ministry, SIFAT graduate Dea Lieu. He died in the hospital on the morning of November 20 of an infection in his lungs. We do not have details at this time, but we do ask for your prayers for his wife Charlotte, and their children, Desire’-Michel, Louis, Fabien, Vistorian and Armande and for his co-workers in mission in their war ravaged country, Cote D’Ivoire, or the Ivory Coast in English.
Learn & Serve: New Retreat Programs Now Offered!
Learn & Serve is excited to announce two new programming options for retreats! To continue to provide a diverse range of experiences connecting our participants to our brothers and sisters around the world, Learn & Serve has begun offering participants the opportunity to participate in a Refugee Camp Overnight and an Urban Slum Prayer Experience.
Learn & Serve: Intern Support Update!
A few weeks ago, you got to meet our Learn & Serve interns for the year. Beth, Faniel and Hamp have been hard at work both in and out of the SIFAT office helping support and lead Learn & Serve retreats as well as other events. One component of the L&S Internship Program is raising financial support. Interns are required to raise $9,500 in order to cover the living costs of their time at SIFAT as well as to provide them with a $145 per week stipend. While the idea of raising this much money may be daunting, the process of raising support has many positive effects. Here’s what our interns—and donors—have to say about support-raising: