CAM International is now Camino Global.
The name Camino Global reflects the fact that even though our ministry of 125 years remains focused on Spanish speakers, they are no longer limited to the Western Hemisphere + Spain. They are on the move globally. As they move, we will move with them, serving the Church, in order to transform communities, equip believers, and reach the world.
Camino Global is on a shared journey of spiritual transformation with Spanish speakers. The word 'camino' is translated from Spanish as “journey”, “path” or “way.” Jesus Christ is the gateway and the path itself ("I am the way, the truth and the life" / "Yo soy el camino, la verdad, y la vida," John 14:6).
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. We are taking the message of Christ's redemption and restoration as we serve among and with Spanish speakers around the world.
Dallas staff and local missionaries gathered at the home office
on May 21, 2012 for the Camino Global Launch Party.
Founded in 1890 as the Central American Mission, Camino Global 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. Camino missionaries serve alongside Spanish speakers everywhere, with feet on the ground on four continents. And the explosive growth of online ministry has accelerated Camino'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.
There is a place for you with Camino.
Did you know? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (nearly half a billion).