It was with much sadness today that we returned from the mountains and said goodbye to our translators. The Lord has been moving mightily here, both among the people of Panama and in the hearts of our students. We are excited to return home and share with you all the stories of the great things our God is doing here!
One story we are excited to share with you concerns the men of our group. They had an opportunity to encourage and help out a local brother in Christ while we were in the mountain village of Nuevo Renosa. He had recently suffered a back injury and needed some help with a couple of projects around his house. Later that day, we were performing the drama in an entirely different village, Nueva Florida, when one of our students had the opportunity to share the Gospel with a local family. As the ministry team spoke with the father and talked to him about his life and situation, they realized that this man was the father-in-law of the man they had been helping out that morning. What are the odds of that? 100%!!!! It made a way for a connection between this family and the students who were witnessing to them, and the family was so encouraged by that!
After catching the bus back down the mountain this morning, we returned to Panama City to take some much-needed showers. This afternoon was our free time, so we were able to spend some time in the Indian Marketplace and in the mall, soaking up the local culture.
So tomorrow we return to you! There are definitely some mixed feelings among the team about that. Many of us would love to continue our time here, and the ones who do want to return would like to bring some Panamanian children along with them! We’ve so enjoyed our time here, and we’ve fallen in love with the people and the culture. There has been some incredible growth in our students, and we are so so excited to share with you what God has been doing in our lives and in the lives of so many of the people here in Panama!
See you soon!
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