every church leader in Latin America has the resources and relationships they need to take their next step in discipleship and discipling.
As a ministry we are firmly committed to the reality revealed in Ephesians 4:11-13: “And He (Christ) personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness.” (HCSB)
We strive to put into practice our calling by searching for, listening to, working alongside of, encouraging and equipping fellow Latino leaders in their ministries. While study materials are helpful, there is no replacement for personal conversations, time in prayer together, and tears shed forehead to forehead while striving to be faithful with all that the Lord has entrusted His faithful.
As part of God’s global church we celebrate that we can collaborate across continents while making a focused effort to mobilize the Latin American church to fulfill this vision under their own power and with their own finances wherever possible.
We’re building our network of Latin American leaders so that missionaries from the United States who chose to participate are viewed as guests and collaborators, not benefactors or authorities.
Just as the Corinthians understood their culture and context better than we do today, so the disciples in Latin America understand their culture and context better than any visitor. We support the development of contextualized training materials by church leaders for church leaders in their same contex.
Annual reports are key to showing the progress and effectiveness of each donation. As the Board of Advisors oversees each field missionary, so our donors oversee the board through our annual reports.
Larry and Nikki Gault co-founded SMC under the name Video Instruction Ministries in the 1980's. They served faithfully until their retirement in 2016. Larry died soon after in 2016 and Nikki followed in 2017. Their adventurous devotion to evangelism and service continues to inspire.