Students from the Destino movement
Vision and Vocation: Daniel Becerra
In March 2012, the Lord began to speak to me about giving one year to serve Him as an intern with Destino – the college ministry I had grown to love. At the time, this didn’t seem right. I was about to graduate in a few months, and now I would have to raise support for a new ministry role. However, as time continued, the call became clearer.
Reluctantly, I interned with Destino for one year, and then another. The Lord used these internship years to shape my heart and affirm His call. In mid-2014, I joined staff full-time, and decided to serve with Destino for as long as He would have me. Today I am the Team Leader for a team that coaches the Destino movements at CSU Long Beach, CSU Fullerton, and Cal Poly Pomona.
Daniel preaching at Fall Conference
The Joys and Challenges
The greatest joy is knowing that we are setting a trend for millions of Latino college students to come. Destino is still in its pioneering stages. It has been a lot of hard work figuring out an approach to recruit, retain, and develop Latino(a) student leaders, but it’s all so worth it because I believe these students will lead us in the future.
The flip side of this is also that we are in our early stages, and because of this, laborers are very few. I am currently the only Latino male that is full time Destino staff in California. This is not because of a lack of desire, but rather a lack of funding and adequate systems. Funding has been a huge issue for ethnic minority would-be staff.
There are three ways that you can partner with us:
- Pray for Destino, particularly that the Lord would grow us into fruitful laborers.
- Take time to get to know the students that come to FOL.
- You can give scholarships for students to go on retreats, conferences, or Summer Missions. Each of these events is life-changing!