our vision: to make disciples of all nations
our mission: to support Christian ministries in developing countries as they build up promising student leaders by providing university education and discipleship experiences
our values: discipleship, community, service, education, dignity, and equity
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
Jesus’ parting words to his followers included a specific mission: to make disciples of all nations. Christ modeled this for us, and he has given us the power and authority to do the same. Discipleship creates a compounding effect on people and their communities.
“When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices…”
True transformative change takes place on a community level. Great leaders identify the injustices surrounding them and find ways to respond so that their entire community can flourish.
“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Christ modeled a life of service while on earth, and we want to follow in his footsteps. Through acts of service, we become more like Christ and therefore, more like the people we were meant to be.
“But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
We cherish the value of higher education for our leaders, but we also know that wisdom comes from God’s Word. It’s the heart of a person – their faithfulness and their motivation – that is the catalyst for transformation in a community. Education just helps them get there.
“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity…”
We want to empower our partners and students, not exploit them. We share their stories with their permission and in their own words. Our name comes from the Spanish word for miracles. We recognize that the true miracles are the things God’s doing in the lives of our partners and students, not our foundation.
“God shows no partiality.“
Each person is beautifully and wonderfully made. That makes us equals. However, our circumstances don’t always allow for us to live equal lives, so we promote equity: the opportunity to give extra support to those with specifically challenging circumstances rather than operating solely on a merit-based mindset.