History of Camino Global

The timeline history of Camino Global, founded in 1890 as The Central American Mission, and known from 1975-2012 as CAM International.

The mission of Camino Global is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, serving among and with Spanish-speakers globally.

1890-11-14 00:00:00

Central American Mission is Founded

On November 14, 1890, C.I. Scofield, with the support of three Christian businessmen friends who closely shared the vision, took a step of faith and officially formed the Central American Mission.

1890-11-14 00:00:00

C.I. Scofield, Founder

Cyrus Ingerson Scofield was born near Detroit, Michigan on August 19, 1843, and went home to be with his Lord on July 24, 1921, some 30 years after the founding of the Central American Mission.

1891-02-14 00:00:00

First Missionaries Arrive in Costa Rica

From the inaugural issue of The Central American Bulletin, published for the mission's first anniversary in November, 14, 1891:

1892-01-01 00:00:00

Executive Council

For most of the earliest years of the mission, the organization was led primarily by an Executive Council rather than by a single leader.

1894-01-01 00:00:00

Judge D.H. Scott

David Howell Scott was born on May 17th, 1847, and died October 18, 1921. Scott passed away just three months after the death of C.I. Scofield, the mission’s founder and Scott’s co-laborer for more than three decades.

1896-05-06 00:00:00

Ministry Begins in Honduras

On May 6, 1896, Mrs. and Mrs. A.E. Bishop and famly set sail for Honduras, even before officially applying to CAM. They were sure of their call.

1899-01-01 00:00:00

Ministry Begins in Guatemala

Mrs. Bishop was adversely affected by the climate in Honduras, so the Bishops moved to Guatemala in 1899 to begin CAM's permanent work there. One of their first converts was a Quiche Indian woman who exclaimed, "I have come out of darkness into light. I am the slave of my blessed Lord until the day of my death."

1899-12-01 05:58:56

Ministry Begins in El Salvador

As the work in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala continued to strengthen and grow, El Salvador was established as CAM's next field, led by Robert and Belle Bender.

1900-01-01 00:00:00

State of the Mission at the Turn of the Century

By the end of the first decade, five missionaries who had come eagerly to Central America with hope and love, died from disease or accidents

1900-12-01 00:00:00

Ministry begins in Nicaragua

The work in Nicaragua was started by Clarence Wilbur, who died from yellow fever only 16 months after he entered the field. Mr. A.B. De Roos, who initially labored in Costa Rica, relocated to Nicaragua in 1900 to continue the work Wilbur Started. The first church was planted there in 1901.

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