Scholarships in Latin America
Goal: $1,890 per student
About this Mission Project
Christianity is growing in Latin America. There is a critical need for trained leaders in pastoral and church ministry, yet no programs currently exist for Latin students to receive advanced training in their own countries.
International Ministries has partnered with Palmer Seminary and the American Baptist Home Mission Societies to allow seminary students in Mexico to receive a U.S.-accredited Master’s in Theological Studies. Taught in Spanish, students will participate in classes online from wherever they live. The Dr. Samuel Escobar Scholarship Fund will make it possible for 60 students per year to receive this opportunity.
- $50 will provide books for one student.
- $100 will provide educational materials and help with one week of personal supervision.
- $150 will pay for one class for one student.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $1,890 per student so they can continue their theological training on a level not offered in their home countries, or not available to them for financial reasons. The first phase of the program will begin in Mexico, and will include the seminaries of IM’s partners in Mexico City, Mexicali and La Paz.
The program is managed by Dr. Mayra Picos Lee of Palmer Seminary, IM missionaries Tim Long and Mercy González Barnes and the directors of each seminary: Javier Ulloa, Gregorio Gamboa and Hernando González.
It is anticipated that this project will continue for ten years in each country, preparing hundreds of Christian leaders to serve in their communities.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Please pray with the seminary students; Mayra, Tim, Mercy, Javier, Gregorio and Hernando; and Palmer Seminary as they begin this new venture in Latin America.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Latin America/Scholarships for Seminary Students on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For more information, contact Chris Marziale.
Dr. Samuel Escobar is interested in student mission because of the key role that students have played in mission history and the existence of the church.