Memorial Road supports Baxter Institute both financially (through our annual Missions Sunday contribution) and through mission trips several times each year.
For over 50 years, Baxter Institute has provided ministerial training in a Latin American context. Originally established in Mexico, Baxter was later moved to Honduras. Today there are over 500 graduates of Baxter’s residential program, ministers and families involved in a variety of ministry settings all across Latin America and in the U.S.
Baxter’s resident training program is a four-year, university-level, academic program. It is supplemented with weekend church ministry assignments and an annual evangelistic campaign. Once a Baxter student reaches his fourth year of studies, he is sent off for a six-month capstone ministry apprenticeship known as PAM. All of his studies prepare him for this full-time experience. Hundreds are baptized each year by Baxter students through these activities.
In addition to the resident ministry training program, Baxter offers extension courses through the CELO program and provides area-wide leadership training through the Saturday PEC program. Throughout the year, various seminars are offered for the students and those beyond Baxter’s gates. The Baxter faculty also offers services to assist in the planting and developing of local churches. Thousands have received training through Baxter Institute!
The support planned for in Memorial Road’s Special Missions Contribution provides scholarships for students coming from Cuba.
The Baxter Foundation is an non-profit organization in the United States set up to provide support to the Baxter Institute and the Baxter Clinic.
Formerly known as the Amicus Association, the Baxter Foundation is headed by the Board of Directors and meets regularly each year to provide prayerful direction and financial support for all of the work at Baxter–at the Institute, in the Clinic, and out in the mission field.
A U.S. recognized 501(c)(3) charity, Baxter Foundation serves as the conduit for legally and responsibly transferring funding from the United States to Baxter in Honduras.
Treasury and tax laws in the United States and in Honduras can be tricky, and the Baxter Foundation provides a direct and trustworthy connection between fundraising efforts in the US and the “boots on the ground” mission work at Baxter in Honduras.