Founded in 1890 as the Central American Mission, CAM has always been focused on ministry among Spanish speakers. Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua have been at the heart of our outreach for more than a century. The mission went through its first name change in 1975, from the Central American Mission to CAM International, reflecting the expansion of ministries beyond Central America to places such as Mexico, Spain, Panama, Hispanic USA and Canada.
Today, the scope of our outreach is truly global. CAM missionaries serve alongside Spanish speakers everywhere, with feet on the ground on four continents. And the explosive growth of online ministry has accelerated CAM’s impact on a global scale, reaching Spanish speakers in more than 100 nations through tools such as ObreroFiel.com and ministry partnerships with organizations such as Global Media Outreach.
The name Camino Global reflects the fact that our ministry remains focused on Spanish speakers, but also the reality that Spanish speakers are no longer limited to the Western Hemisphere + Spain; they are on the move globally. As they move, we will move with them, producing and empowering biblically-maturing Spanish-speaking believers to reach the world.
We are on a shared journey of spiritual transformation with Spanish speakers. The word Camino is translated from Spanish as “journey”, “path” or “way.” The inclusion of the word Global provides a clear scope for the journey, and reflects the Latin American diaspora, the migration of Spanish speakers across the globe.