Israel, José Carlos and Jacob are thankful for the generous gifts of American Baptists who made it possible for them to go to seminary in 2010.
Goal: $11,250 (15 Students for 1 year) $250 (1 semester for 1 student) $750 (1 year 1 student)
About this Mission Project
What does it cost to go to seminary? In the U.S., the average for one year is $11,000. At the Mexicali Baptist Seminary in Baja, Mexico, it costs $750 for a year!
Imagine - $750 will pay for tuition, room & board. But that amount is still out of reach for most of the seminary students in Mexico who often come from homes and churches with very limited resources. Transportation costs to and from the seminary each week are covered by the students and the churches in which they are serving, leaving little extra money for seminary expenses.
Mexicali seminary scholarships make it possible for young men and women to follow God's call in their lives as they study to become pastors and church planters in Mexico.
José Carlos (shown right) is a 2010 seminary graduate thanks to scholarships. He is now serving the Eliezer Baptist Church of Maneadero as pastor.
Mission Project Specifics
In each academic year there are approximately 15 students in need of a scholarship for a total project cost of $11,250. A gift of $250 will provide one semester of study at the Mexicali Baptist Seminary for one student. Sponsors receive biographical information on the seminary student they sponsor.
This project will be administered by American Baptist missionary Tim Long and Seminary Director, Gregorio Gamboa. It is anticipated that this project will increase the number of pastors and church planters in Mexico.
Connect to this Mission Project
• Pray with Tim Long and his partners at the Mexicali Baptist Seminary that they might continue to be able to provide a much-needed pastoral and theological studies program for the women and men God has called to be leaders in the church of Baja California, México.
• Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.