What is Encuentro?
Encuentro 2022 is hosted by InterVarsity LaFe. A Latino Fellowship for college students of every background in Indiana & Illinois. At Encuentro, we will explore our shared and individual identities, and discover how our faith influences our lives on campus, our families, and every other part of our lives.
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February 18-20, 2022
Holmes Student Center
340 Carroll Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115
I’m Sonalia a Puerto Rican-Mexican American who has been on staff for 3 years a Northern Illinois University. I enjoy working with Latino students to help them on their faith walk and their ethnic journey. As a student I led LaFe bible studies and events. My desire, as a LaFe staff, is that YOU would come and join us for Encuentro to allow God to meet you personally and communally and of course to have fun!
Hello friends, my name is Jenny, I am the Director for Encuentro '22. After I graduated from Northern Illinois University I joined InterVarsity to work with Latinx students at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My current favorites things are watching gaming streams and going on walks with my puppy Joey and my husband Horacio.
What happens at Encuentro?
Gathering our familia is such an essential part of who we are. At Encuentro you’ll find yourself surrounded by a familia of students across Indiana & Illinois. This kingdom familia at Encuentro is one you will not want to miss out on. YOU have a place at the table, come. Let’s spend some meaningful time in community while we grow and laugh together.
Our diverse backgrounds allow us to worship in a variety of ways and our unique stories influence how we worship. We want to be able to provide you with the space to worship God, the one who blesses us all. Come dance, sing, paint and pray. Familia, let’s give praise to our Rey.
We are a familia that mobilizes towards action. God has given us the Spirit that enables us to use our voices and experiences to impact the places we are at. As we praise God and grow as a communidad, we are always asking Holy Spirit what’s next? Join us to become the movement of Latinx students your campus needs.
How much does is cost?
The cost to Encuentro is $60, which covers your hotel room and meals.
I can't pay for it...what should I do?
Don't let money keep you from participating at Encuentro! We have scholarship money available to help you make it work. Talk to your InterVarsity staff about scholarships or contact our registrar using the email form below. We'll work with you to make a way!
When does this start? When will we be done?
Encuentro will begin February 18th at 6PM until February 20th at 12:30PM.
How does housing work? Can I choose my roommates?
Every room will be filled with 4 people of the same gender, from the same campus as far as possible. If you have a specific request or particular needs, just use the contact form below to get in touch with our registrar.
What precautions are being taken due to COVID-19?
When you register, you will mark your vaccination status and your preference in social proximity with others throughout the weekend. During the event, masks are required in indoor settings at all times with the exception of speaking from the front, dining, and sleeping. Please do not attend if you have had a positive COVID-19 test within 10 days of the event, or have COVID-19 symptoms. Testing may be required if concerns rise.
Keep in mind that these precautions may change based on changes or local regulations - stay tuned.
I have more questions!
No problem. Just fill out the contact form below and we'll be happy to help!
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