Capital: Guatemala City
Population: 7 million
Percentage Evangelical: Less than 18%
Year Camino Ministry Began: 1899
Known for its diversity and color, Guatemala is home to 23 Mayan Indian people groups, each having its own dialect. Camino has identified these groups, which number more half the total population, with ministries such as evangelism, church planting, Bible translation, printing and distribution of literature, radio, and leadership training. Camino-related churches in Guatemala now number 1,300 with a combined membership of more than 100,000.
Ministry priorities for Guatemala include the formal and informal training of leaders as well as the mobilization of the Guatemalan church for global missions. The Central American Theological Seminary (SETECA), the Guatemala Bible Seminary, and radio station TGNA, all play a vital role in reaching these goals. Additionally, Guatemala City is the location of the home office of FAM International, Camino’s sister agency and partner in mobilizing Latin Americans as missionaries to the world.
Did you know? Nearly 300 Camino missionaries serve in 26 teams in 11 countries on 4 continents.