The dream of reaching Central America with the gospel began in San José, Costa Rica, with Mrs. Robert Ross and Mrs. Robert Lang, Canadian wives of coffee plantation owners. These women 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 harvest field in Costa Rica.
The Foundation is Laid
Meanwhile, back in Dallas, Texas, Dr. C.I. Scofield was dealing with a growing personal conviction of the need to spread the gospel from his U.S. homeland to the uttermost parts of the world. He was haunted by the phrase from Acts 1:8, "and in Samaria." Scofield knew that meant our immediate neighbors south of the U.S. border, particularly Central America, which had long been overlooked as an evangelistic goal.
Did you know? Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world (nearly half a billion).