Camino Global

Summary

Camino Global previously known as CAM International ("CAM") conducts evangelical missionary work in Spanish-speaking areas of the world, though not limited to ministries exclusively in Spanish. Beyond the Central American republics of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, CAM International is active in Mexico, Panama, Spain, Hispanic USA, and Canada. CAM's activities include the training and support of missionaries, the training and education of the population in the missionary countries and the establishment of indigenous churches, together with other activities as are necessary to support and accomplish these purposes. CAM is engaged in church planting, evangelism, leadership training, radio broadcasting, theological education, literature production, camping programs, youth ministries, medical and dental assistance, Bible translation and distribution, and short-term ministries. Dr. C.I. Scofield founded CAM in 1890.

This organization is a nondenominational nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
8625 La Prada Dr.
Dallas, TX 75228-5098

Website: www.caminoglobal.org

Phone: (214) 327-8206

Email:


Organization details

EIN: 750800624

CEO/President: Mr. Daniel P. Wicher

Chairman: Mr. Jonathan Campbell

Board size: 12

Founder: Dr. C. I. Scofield

Year founded: 1890

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Purpose

CAM International ("CAM") conducts evangelical missionary work in Spanish-speaking areas of the world, though not limited to ministries exclusively in Spanish. Beyond the Central American republics of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica, CAM International is active in Mexico, Panama, Spain, Hispanic USA, and Canada.

CAM's activities include the training and support of missionaries, the training and education of the population in the missionary countries and the establishment of indigenous churches, together with other activities as are necessary to support and accomplish these purposes. CAM is engaged in church planting, evangelism, leadership training, radio broadcasting, theological education, literature production, camping programs, youth ministries, medical and dental assistance, Bible translation and distribution, and short-term ministries. Dr. C.I. Scofield founded CAM in 1890.

This organization is a nondenominational nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

CAM uses the following to express its mission:

Is to produce and empower committed followers of Jesus Christ in Spanish-speaking areas to reach the world.


Statement of faith

CAM uses the following to express its statement of faith:

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired of God, inerrant in the original writings, and of supreme and final authority in all matters of life and faith.

We believe in one God eternally existing in three equal persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God the Son became incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ, who was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice, and that all that believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate.

We believe in the personal, bodily, visible, and premillennial advent of our Lord Jesus Christ in the glory of His Father to set up in the earth a kingdom in which He shall reign in righteousness and peace.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, possessed of all the distinctively divine attributes. He is God. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He regenerates, seals, and sets apart the believer to a holy life. At regeneration He baptizes the believer into the body of Christ and comes to indwell him permanently.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but that spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.

We believe that whosoever by faith, apart from works of any kind, receives the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior is "born from above," and thereby becomes a child of God, "created in Christ Jesus unto good works."

We believe that all the redeemed are kept eternally secure by the power of God through the new birth, the indwelling and sealing of the Holy Spirit, and the intercession of Christ.

We believe that all born-again believers still possess the fallen Adamic nature in this life, but that God has made full provision whereby His children may be more than conquerors through the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of His Holy Spirit, who indwells each one.

We believe that God heals in answer to believing prayer with or without means in accord with His sovereign discretion and will, and that healing cannot be claimed on the same unconditional basis of faith as salvation is claimed. The fact that God does not heal is not necessarily an indication of unbelief or of sin in the believer's life.

We believe that the Church in its invisible form is universal, the true body and bride of Christ, and that all who are born again are members, regardless of organizational affiliation. We believe that Christ ordained the observance of water baptism and the Lord's Supper till He returns.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the unending blessedness of the saved and unending punishment of the lost.

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating260 of 43047 of 78
Fund acquisition rating270 of 43053 of 78
Resource allocation rating342 of 43066 of 78
Asset utilization rating132 of 43022 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%9%6%5%5%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%6%5%5%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%91%92%97%94%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%5%5%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%9%8%3%6%5%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%75%81%79%79%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%107%103%105%99%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%80%83%83%78%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-7%-3%-5%1%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-19%-6%-11%2%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%17%14%16%16%16%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.322.181.951.861.701.73
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.181.071.051.091.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.532.582.081.961.841.90
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.093.346.496.287.257.32
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.300.150.160.140.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.073.264.885.145.615.45
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%25%14%15%14%14%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%34%44%46%51%50%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$1,647,019$2,023,823$1,742,090$2,378,354$2,105,019
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$635,422$414,501$426,863$184,417$130,125
Short-term investments$2,170,585$2,669,772$3,322,863$3,298,967$3,458,876
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,453,026$5,108,096$5,491,816$5,861,738$5,694,020
Long-term investments$250,000$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$551,638$335,881$298,398$338,725$366,575
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$165,958$180,679
Total long-term assets$801,638$335,881$298,398$504,683$547,254
Total assets$5,254,664$5,443,977$5,790,214$6,366,421$6,241,274
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$803,509$787,404$873,801$808,081$777,491
Other current liabilities$530,406$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,333,915$787,404$873,801$808,081$777,491
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$87,113$91,511
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$87,113$91,511
Total liabilities$1,333,915$787,404$873,801$895,194$869,002
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$141,929$858,754$1,172,681$1,964,424$2,222,847
Temporarily restricted$3,477,086$3,498,484$344,397$3,208,295$2,852,690
Permanently restricted$301,734$299,335$299,335$298,508$296,735
Net assets$3,920,749$4,656,573$4,916,413$5,471,227$5,372,272
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$9,810,217$9,547,570$9,890,827$10,300,064$10,144,548
Program service revenue$568,780$489,087$427,421$291,778$182,972
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$274,457$257,466($120,329)$215,804$259,846
Other revenue$82,262$74,673$35,406$103,782$43,254
Total other revenue$925,499$821,226$342,498$611,364$486,072
Total revenue$10,735,716$10,368,796$10,233,325$10,911,428$10,630,620
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$8,628,495$8,583,490$8,511,290$8,529,136$8,653,015
Management and general$1,993,896$1,460,724$1,748,496$1,781,008$1,711,004
Fundraising$849,149$584,422$528,353$502,329$461,921
Total expenses$11,471,540$10,628,636$10,788,139$10,812,473$10,825,940
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($735,824)($259,840)($554,814)$98,955($195,320)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($735,824)($259,840)($554,814)$98,955($195,320)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

CAM International's story really begins in Costa Rica, not Dallas, Texas, and with two women, not Dr. C.I. Scofield.

Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Lang, wives of coffee plantation owners in San Jos, were burdened for the thousands of Spanish-speaking people around them who were living in spiritual darkness. They were moved to pray that God would send laborers into the Costa Rican harvest field.

It was in 1888, during this time of intercession for Costa Rica, that Dr. C.I. Scofield, through seemingly incidental circumstances and a chance encounter, was confronted and challenged with the spiritual destitution of Costa Rica. While North American missionaries were ministering around the world, in all of the Central American Republics there was only one Spanish-speaking Gospel witness, in Guatemala.

He shared his burden with a small group of spiritual men from the church he was pastoring in Dallas, and after much prayer and a fact-finding trip to Central America, the organization of the Central American Mission took place in Dr. Scofield's home on November 14, 1890.

On February 14, 1891 the prayers of Mrs. Ross and Mrs. Lang were answered. In less than four months from the founding of the Mission, William and Minnie McConnell, CAM's first missionaries, arrived in Costa Rica.

Others followed and built well on the foundation laid. Missionaries would reach Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.

In 1944 CAM expanded its horizons and moved into Panama. In 1955 CAM missionaries began the work in Mexico, concentrating on church planting in the large urban areas of central Mexico.

In 1971, after 80 years of ministry on this continent, the Mission's ministry was extended to include Spain. For nearly three centuries there had been practically no evangelical testimony there.

Today, scores of CAM missionaries give themselves daily to evangelism, church planting, leadership training, radio broadcast, publishing Christian literature, educating missionary children, and Bible translation.


Program accomplishments

CAM offer ministry in the following areas: Impact Team, Practical Missionary Training (PMT), Special Assignment Missionary (SAM), Specialized Student Missions (SSM), Special Service Personnel (SSP).


Needs

As a faith mission, CAM International is upheld by prayer and supported by voluntary contributions. CAM serves in partnership with churches, related organizations and friends, and is responsible to them for careful stewardship of resources, adherence to biblical principles in ministry, and godly leadership of personnel.