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Panama 35 2016

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We can hardly believe that our final day in Chevré is already here. Although the bus brought us here one week ago tonight, almost all the students have commented that they feel as though we just arrived. We know this is because of all the love and care we have received from the Alfa y Omega Church. It’s easy to feel at home when you are among brothers and sisters in Christ who put your needs above their own, and truly this is what we have witnessed all week.

Our last day of ministry here began with a quick breakfast of cereal and milk. It is amazing how much the students appreciate this treat when they haven’t had it for several days. Right after breakfast, our CC Marc called us together and asked us to pray for favor and a person of peace. He and Rebecca were going to the local mall with Pastor Ricardo of Alfa y Omega, seeking permission to perform the drama there. We prayed and, after they left, had some time with our TDs, Garrett and Melanie, to work on the Man Up! and Reign On! lessons (male and female discipleship groups, a key part of Awe Star’s work with the students each summer. We need to be filled up so we can pour out, and this time in Bible study helps accomplish that.)

The morning passed quickly and concluded with (you’ll never guess) a PB & J lunch shared with some of our local church friends. By this time, our CCs had returned and shared with us that not only did we have permission to perform “Freedom” in the local mall but in a nearby bus station as well.

After lunch, the team headed out to the bus station, unsure of what we might find there. After a few minutes of playing worship music to help bring a crowd, the team performed “Freedom” to the noise and confusion of buses arriving and leaving and people coming in and out of the station and its associated shops. Two of our leaders were able to pray with a bus driver who was a believer. He expressed gratitude for our presence there and asked that we pray especially for his son, who is facing surgery soon. Some of our groups had the privilege of sharing with travelers and others who, no doubt, were in the bus station at that specific time so they could hear the vital message we came to bring.

Our next visit was to the local mall, another place where many lives cross. First, we walked through the mall as ministry groups, praying for the people and businesses we passed. At our designated time of 3:00, we set up for the drama, shared in a time of testimony, and presented “Freedom” in the center of the ground floor of the three-level mall. It was wonderful to look up and see people watching from both higher levels as well as gathered around closer to the students. After the drama concluded, one of our students gave the Net (gospel presentation) and we headed out quickly to talk to those who stayed. Once again, some of the conversations bore fruit, with more than one individual praying to receive Christ and/or requesting prayer for other situations. A special treat, ice-cream cones for all the students and leaders from the McDonald’s in the mall, concluded our time there, bringing many bright smiles to our faces.

Throughout our time in Panama, we have been honored to serve the people here. Tonight, the church in Chitré has planned a time of celebration for us. We hope to share with them our excitement and joy over the great things God has used us to do in tandem with them and also to pray over them as we finish well. We will load the bus tomorrow morning and make our way back to Panama City for a few days of rest and ministry there before heading to the jungle on Tuesday. Please pray for traveling mercies and also that we leave Alfa y Omega in even better condition, spiritually and physically, than we found it.

We know God has much more in store for your Panama 35 team, and we also know that we remain dependent on your prayers. Thank you for taking time to lift us before Him. Please know that we are praying for you as well.
Next time from Panama (City)!

Your CCs,

Marc and Rebecca

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Thanks to your prayers, our hard work, and the Father’s grace, we have experienced yet another long day of fruitful ministry here in Chitré. We began our day after morning quiet times with a breakfast of Panamanian bread twists and a special type of cream cheese called “queso blanco”. Soon afterward, we headed out on foot to a local school which, interestingly enough, bears the name of our late U.S. president John F. Kennedy. A light rain began to fall, but fortunately the school had a covered outdoor soccer pavilion where we were able to set up to perform. Approximately 150 upper elementary students soon filled the chairs we had arranged, and our students did a great job of engaging with them through music and dance as we waited for everyone to arrive.

The Spanish track for “Freedom” began, and the students again gave their all for this very enthusiastic audience. Afterward, the students went out to share in their ministry groups. Each group had to share with a larger-than-usual number of students because time was limited and so many students attended. But God was faithful. One group of perhaps 20 students had no one to share with them at first. But in response to prayer, two of the church members from Alfa y Omega showed up right at that time and began to share the gospel with the waiting group. All of the children with whom they spoke prayed to receive Christ. As this team has learned again and again, our disappointment is always God’s divine appointment.

Our PB & J lunch was once again shared with the pastor and pastora, interpreters, and a few additional church members who had joined us for the morning’s ministry. Many autographs were signed and pictures taken with the eager, grateful students. The school did not have room in its schedule for us to perform again immediately, so we headed back to the church for a one-hour time of prayer and solitude before going out again. This time, we performed the drama in a small park while on our way to our 4:00 appointment at the school. The students worked hard to perform and share in another limited amount of time. One of our students, serving as MTL today, took his group to speak to a man who said he had seen our group the other day but had not been able to see a performance of “Freedom.” Even today, he had not seen the entire presentation, so our student carefully explained the gospel message with help from one of our wonderful interpreters. Because we had to leave for the school, we do not know if the man made a decision for Christ or not, but we do know that, in addition to hearing the true message today, he was encouraged to return to his church and speak with someone there.

Back at the school, the students again did a stellar job of sharing the drama, this time for a group of middle and high school-age students who were also very appreciative and responsive. It was almost dinnertime when the students walked back to the church, tired but grateful for the great things God had done through each one. A special surprise awaited us: homemade pizza! Elias and Patty, two of our friends from our adopted church home here, brought their own pizza oven to the church and surprised the students with all the pizza they could eat. Our students have exclaimed over and over again about the love and hospitality this small but loving and powerful group of believers has demonstrated.

Full tummies notwithstanding, we headed out to do the drama one final time today, this time for an extra-special audience: the band who serenaded us with our very own parade on the Fourth of July! The students were most excited to share their gifts and, of course, the message of Jesus with this talented group. One ministry team went out afterward and ended up talking to four women, three of whom attend our host church. The other woman confessed that she really didn’t understand what a relationship with Jesus was. So our students worked together to explain the gospel in great detail, and the woman said that she was now ready to have that personal relationship. They were able to encourage her to read God’s Word and attend a local church fellowship as well.

We ask for your special prayers for tomorrow, our final day in Chitré, that we would finish the work God has for us here. We remain aware of the powers of darkness at work in this place, and we are asking the Father to use us to make a lasting difference. Thanks as always for your encouragement and support expressed in so many ways.

Your CCs,

Marc and Rebecca

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Your Panama 35 team has had a very full day and expects to have a very good night of sleep tonight in preparation for tomorrow’s day of ministry! We are so blessed by the students’ care for one another and for the members of our host church. We commented today that our POPs and MOM (discipleship group leaders) are outstanding, and we are grateful for this level of leadership and their support of the CCs and TDs.

We began our day with quiet times, of course, followed by a delicious breakfast of corn cakes and turkey. After breakfast, Pastor Luciano shared with us a heartfelt message about the value of doing our work for God with honor and that we have enemies who can attack from both without and within.

Before Pastor Luciana had finished speaking, church members from our host congregation were arriving to join us for a trip to Playa Monagre, a beautiful beach that is only a thirty-minute bus ride away. The students enjoyed wading and even swimming in the ocean; walking and running on the dark brown/black glittery sand; and sharing our picnic PB & J lunch with our Panamanian friends.

We were able to stay at the beach from late morning through late afternoon, so everyone had plenty of opportunity to relax, play, and get some fresh air and exercise before the bus ride back to Alfa y Omega and a delicious dinner of pork chops and macaroni and cheese. We are encouraging the students to “drink, drink, drink” and bought them each a large bottle of Gatorade on the way to the beach today to ward off any tendencies to dehydration. Of course CC Marc, a graduate of the University of Florida (home of the Gators and Gatorade), would prefer that we drink nothing else, but we are all consuming lots of water, too.

After dinner, we walked through the nearby neighborhoods to present the drama twice: once at a small local park and once in a grassy spot near a roadside. Despite their long day in the open air, the students gave two stirring performances, portraying the story of true freedom to the watching crowds. At one site, a group shared with several children who seemed sincere in their prayers to receive Christ. We know that the decisions for salvation remain between each individual and God, and we pray that even those who are not yet ready will receive the Word implanted as truth that will later bear fruit in their lives.

As we prepare for another night in our host church, we remain ever grateful for your prayers and for God’s watchcare over us. It is exciting to see Him move in power in our lives as we respond to His truth and share His love with the people of Panama. We know that as we continue to trust Him (as we are learning about in our daily quiet times), He will use us in great ways now and in the days to come. Dios les bendiga (God bless you)!

Your CCs,

Marc and Rebecca

PS: Sorry only one photo for today, we didn’t get any good ones at the night dramas 🙁

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After our afternoon and evening of celebration, the team returned to full-force ministry today. We are very proud of them and their work for the kingdom and for His glory.

We are so blessed to have our very own cook, Mirna, and her helper, Andrea, who traveled with us from Panama City to bless us with home-cooked breakfasts and dinners here in Panama. This morning, we dined on a delicious scrambled egg/sausage mixture and homemade Panamanian fry bread. You can expect some of your students to ask for the fry bread after we return home, so start researching those recipes now.

Before heading out for the day of ministry, the students took time to pray as groups of men and women. As our TD Garrett reminded us, after our light day yesterday, we wanted to make especially sure to focus. Prayer helped us achieve that before our local pastor and church members came to pick us up in their vehicles and we headed out into Chitré once again. Several of the students had clean costumes to wear today thanks to the kindness of our local pastora (female pastor), who took them home to wash. She has offered to take the rest of the costumes home and wash those as well. We can’t say enough about the kindness and hospitality of the congregation here at Alpha and Omega (Alfa y Omega).

Our first two dramas of the day were performed at a primary school. About 100 students attended the first drama, held in a soccer area outside the school building. This meant that people from a nearby community were also able to watch. After the performance ended, one of the ministry teams went out to talk with three women. After just a few minutes of sharing the gospel, the women’s faces lit up, and their smiles broadened as though to say, “This is just what we want.” All three prayed to receive Christ and showed great excitement about what God had done for them.

After our normal PB & J lunch, we performed another drama, this time for some very young students. It was wonderful to see the way the team adapted for this younger audience. Our dragon became softer and gentler, and many students followed Pastor Luciano’s example by kneeling down to the level of the children and raising the pitch of their voices to speak in a non-threatening way. These children seemed just as excited about the gospel as their older counterparts. Pray that as they grow, this message will increase and bear fruit within them.

Our third drama of the day was performed to a track in a new (to us) language, that of the indigenous tribe the Guna (formerly known as Kuna) people, of which Pastor Luciano is one. In fact, it is his voice we hear on our Guna track. The team stepped up to the challenge of performing to this track in a Guna church—really just a shell of a concrete building—filled with women and children. After the drama, one of our students gave the net, and the ministry teams went out to speak to people. One team spoke with a group of 11: four children, two older teens, and two adults. “They didn’t just nod their heads as I shared,” the student said. “They really understood the message and wanted to receive Christ.” When the time of sharing and prayer was finished, all twelve had begun a new life in Him.

We have returned from ministry now and the students are showering and preparing for dinner. Tonight, they will lead in a time of worship requested by Alfa y Omega, the church that is so beautifully partnering with us in ministry. Pray for us as we rest tonight that God will sustain our health and prepare us for the greater things we believe are still to come in this city.

Your CCs,

Marc and Rebecca

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Happy Fourth of July from Central America!

Although we are far from home, your Panama 35 team found some special ways to celebrate today’s holiday. After our morning quiet times, the day began with a delicious breakfast of pancakes with turkey slices on the side (yes, moms, we’re eating our protein).

For our first drama presentation of the day, we traveled next door to a health clinic, where a number of people waited outside on benches, and performed the drama for them. One of our Spanish-speaking students again served as interpreter for the introduction and testimony time, and then the drama began. Children and adults alike watched in fascination despite the distractions from barking dogs, passing cars, and even a few crowing roosters.

Just as the drama concluded, God brought us a miracle. A taxi pulled up to the curb by the clinic, and one of our talented interpreters emerged. She arrived just in time to grab a microphone and interpret the Net (gospel explanation) for the gathered audience. Afterward, our ministry groups went out to share, and more than one group reported responses from people who wanted a personal relationship with Christ. All glory to the Father!

Next, the team returned to our home church and waited just a few minutes to perform the drama for a small pastors’ conference the church hosted this morning. The pastors watched attentively and seemed very appreciative of our message and its power. Please pray with us that many of these pastors will agree to partner with Awe Star teams that minister in Panama in years to come. Awe Star always seeks to work in tandem with pastors and churches so that new believers will have a place to grow in their faith. We do not take our responsibilities lightly, and this is especially true of the souls God entrusts to our care.

After sharing with the pastors, the students went out into the neighborhood surrounding the church to invite people to a drama presentation but found few people at home. We ended up performing for the children and teachers of the daycare located on the other side of the church. Some of the students had the privilege of praying for and encouraging the teachers, who were all Christians.

After a good ol’ American PB & J lunch, the team had the holiday privilege of an afternoon off. Chitre is known for its pottery, and some of our partners from the local church volunteered to lead us on a brief tour. We got to visit several stores and watched a potter shaping clay vases on a potter’s wheel. We also saw pottery in various stages of decoration along with some other traditional arts and crafts. The students counted it joy to stop at a mini-mart on the way back to the church and purchase both familiar and new-to-us snacks and drinks. A time of fellowship preceded a short walk and impromptu soccer game along with a rain shower.

Soon, Pastor Luciano called us into the sanctuary to hear his testimony and some other words about our calling. Little did we know he was stalling so the church members could finish preparations for the most amazing Fourth of July celebration any of us had ever seen. We walked out of the sanctuary to find the church members beckoning us out to the front lawn, where they had prepared red, white, and blue decorations and a long table filled with North American treats including hot dogs; an American flag cake; cupcakes with red, white, and blue icing; and potato chips; pretzels; and Doritos. We were amazed at all the time and trouble they had taken to prepare this special celebration meal and thanked them profusely.

But wait—there was more. As it began to grow dark, they also set off some fireworks in front of the church. We used our sound system to start playing some American music, but before long, we heard another sound in the distance. A church member who leads a marching band had arranged for his band to parade right in front of the church. Who knew one band (which included a drumline, horns, male and female dancers, twirlers, and more) could be a parade all by itself? That can happen when it’s one crazy Panamanian band. The group stayed and played in front of the church for more than an hour. They managed to include a horn version of “The Star Spangled Banner” and a bit of “America the Beautiful” near the end of their long, loud, and joyful program. Walker Moore’s lessons about “engaging the culture” were taken to the heart as students and leaders alike joined the parade by dancing and clapping along with the band members, who joined us afterward for some cool beverages, snacks, and even a couple of American songs.

Panama 35 is tired but joyful. “I’ll never forget this night,” said one student. “Best Fourth of July ever” said another. Please pray for the students and leaders, who have a full day of ministry tomorrow. And pray that some of the relationships built tonight will result in fruit for the kingdom as we continue our ministry here in Chitré.

“Gloria a Dios” said the church member whose band blessed us tonight. And “Gloria a Dios” we say to you as God continues his great work here in Panama!

Your CCs,

Marc and Rebecca

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Buenas Noches!

We are especially grateful for your prayers tonight! In this city of darkness, God is bringing light through the combined efforts of Awe Star Ministries and the Alpha y Omega church, and we know He is receiving all the glory.
The team had another hearty breakfast this morning of traditional Panamanian yucca along with sausage. Almost all the students pronounced it “delicioso.’ One of our students also had a special treat of sweet rolls, which the Team Directors brought from a bakery especially for his birthday! We have now had two team birthdays in a row and look forward to both ministry and special activities for the birthday of the United States tomorrow.

The team experienced another wonderful worship service with our host church today. Since more people attended this morning than were present for our drama Friday evening, the team again presented “Freedom” and heard from both Pastor Ricardo of the Alpha y Omega church as well as our own Pastor Luciano, who explained our purpose here in Chitré. After lunch, the students took time to pray and catch up on their Bible reading and devotions before prayerwalking through the neighborhood that surrounds the church.

Later this afternoon, church members arrived and drove us in several cars to the center of town, where we had planned to perform the drama next to the town’s oldest and largest Catholic church. However, a funeral was being held there, so we delayed our presentation for nearly an hour. After a time of engaging the culture through music and conversation, we presented the drama twice. Again the crowds were small, but both drama presentations bore fruit for the kingdom. Our interpreter teams are changing, so for the final presentation, two Spanish-speaking students led out in sharing the gospel message and giving a testimony. One of them, who also used his Spanish to further explain the message after the drama, had the privilege of welcoming several new brothers and sisters to the kingdom.

After a delicious spaghetti dinner shared with some of the members of Alpha y Omega, the students are now sharing in a time of worship with these local believers before we get more rest. Please keep praying for spiritual protection as we continue to come against the darkness. We are blessed to have your love and support always.

Your CCs,

Marc & Rebecca

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The team is rejoicing tonight over God’s work in the community of La Arena here in Chitré. We are in the midst of the rainy season here in Panama, and an overnight rain continued through breakfast (scrambled eggs, sausage, and delicious bread twists). The team started to go to invite people to drama presentations but then had to wait as the rain increased. Times of prayer in their POP and MOM groups increased their eagerness to serve, and they went out into the community ready to engage with the culture, as Awe Star teaches us.

During this time, one group of students met a woman and started to tell her about our drama. She invited her entire family out to hear the message, which turned into a time of sharing personal testimonies and ultimately, explaining the gospel message. Several of the woman’s family members prayed to receive Christ, but she chose not to do so at this time. However, when the team asked, “How can we pray for you?” she cried and told about her son who has been in prison for seven months. “Please pray for his safety,” she said, and the group did so. The visit concluded with a promise from the family to visit our host church. They had received invitations in the past but had almost forgotten about the church and seemed excited about the opportunity to attend. Please pray the family chooses to attend soon.

After a PB & J lunch back at the church, the team headed out again, inviting people from the community to attend two dramas, both held in small parks. Our crowds were small but attentive and several people responded to the message of salvation. At one of the sites, a student serving as Ministry Team Leader for one group found herself sharing much more than she would have been able to say in her own strength. God’s Holy Spirit rose within her and gave her the words she needed, and everyone who listened accepted Christ.

After a delicious dinner of chicken and rice, the team took some time to pray together. After this time of prayer, our wonderful interpreters brought in a delicious pineapple cake with pink icing as a birthday surprise for Marti, Awe Star’s Director of Prayer and Publication, who has come from serving with the Panama 14-Day Team to join us for the next several days. The cake made a great prelude to sharing and teaching in our Man Up! and Reign On! Bible study groups, part of the discipleship we use to keep our students spiritually strong as they give out so much.

Tomorrow, we look forward to sharing “Freedom” with even more people from our host church followed by an afternoon of ministry. We have a special prayer request for you while we continue our ministry in Chitré. We have learned that this area is known for witchcraft, and there is a special festival going on right now that includes celebrating demons and other occult practices. Our team has become very aware of the spiritual darkness and asks that you pray for us as we come against it in prayer, word, and action. Thank you for continuing to hold us before the Father, in whom we place all our trust.

Your CCs,

Marc and Rebecca

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Hello from Chitré!

Panama 35 is strong in the joy of the Lord tonight in Chitré, Panama! Today, the team enjoyed the blessing of sleeping in and having a leisurely breakfast on a free morning that also included packing and preparing to change locations. We then took the Metro to the amazing Albrook Mall where we enjoyed some delicious lunch treats (hamburgers, tacos, pizza, and more), a welcome respite from what has by now become our traditional lunch of PB & J sandwiches, chips, and cookies.

After lunch, we returned to Casa de Blanca, where we said goodbye to our sister team, Panama 14, who will make their way back to the United States early tomorrow morning. We then loaded a bus with all our equipment, cots, food, and water before boarding. Our wonderful cooks along with two translators accompanied us on the four-and-a-half-hour journey to the community of La Arena within Chitré. More of Panama’s beautiful scenery highlighted our trip. The lush tropical greenery and acres of unspoiled farmland continue to amaze and delight us.
Today’s journey ended at our wonderful host church, Alpha and Omega. Even as we arrived, church members were busy finishing a new shower area to make us more comfortable during our nine-day stay. We unloaded the bus and set up our sleeping areas before joining the church for a late- evening service. It became obvious that this church loves to worship, and the members soon invited our team to dance and sing with them. We saw again tonight that worship, one of our awe factors, does indeed make us stronger. The team moved from tired to triumphant through our time of all-out praise.

After the time of celebrative worship, the local pastor as well as our coordinator, Pastor Luciano, and Country Coordinator Marc gave words of welcome and blessing over the next days of ministry. The pastors strongly encouraged the church to partner with us in reaching this community for Christ. The team then shared our drama, “Freedom,” with the church and explained its use in taking the gospel to the people of their area.

The team enjoyed a late but delicious dinner of macaroni and cheese and fried Spam (a Panamanian staple) and is now preparing for bed as the leaders pray and plan for tomorrow. Although we do not yet know the specific areas within the community where we will minister, we do know we will again engage in Jesus ministry as we serve in love.
The team will have a bit of extra rest tonight and prepare to hit the streets of Chitré tomorrow. Please pray with us and with the church that our time here will bear fruit for the kingdom in this community and in our own lives as well. One of the songs the church sang tonight asked God to “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” Our prayer aligns with this song: Lord, we want to see you. We want to see you!

Your CCs,

Marc & Rebecca

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Good Evening!

Today, the Lord brought us an amazing opportunity! We were invited to present the drama at a high school near Colon, the city we traveled to a few days ago. However, this morning before we left Casa Blanca, we found out that the teachers of the school were going on strike today so there would be no classes. It looked like we weren’t going to be able to go. Many times on the mission field, our plans are frustrated. A bus may break down, or schools may close unexpectedly. But at Awe Star we teach that our disappointment is God’s divine appointment, so we got the students together to pray that the Lord would make it clear what He his plans were for us today. Fortunately, our contact in Colon went and checked out the school for us, and found that even with the strike, all of the students had gathered at the school. So we got on the bus and made our way over there. We traveled through small towns and up and down dusty roads until we finally reached the school.

Upon arriving, we saw a huge crowd of students waiting outside the school, and it was quite a scene. We made our way through a mob of students onto a court in the middle of the campus. Since there were no classes due to the strike, all of the students were able to come out to see the drama. God knew exactly what He was doing. In total, we performed two dramas for the school. For our first drama, we were able to perform for about 813 high school students! With every jump from the good prince, clang of a sword, and dramatic expression from the POLs, the large crowd cheered and clapped. Our students got to go out and talk to the students, and many of them prayed to receive Christ! After enjoying our usual Awe Star lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the director of the school announced that we would be able to perform again for the second shift of 758 high school students. When we finished ministering after the drama, the director of the school thanked us saying that this school has never had a group like Awe Star come in to minister there and that she, along with her colleague, felt that the Lord moved greatly among the students. Our contact who helped us get in touch with the school is working on starting a bible study group there, and she said she was so grateful that we were able to come present the gospel. God’s timing is perfect, and He has all authority. When we submit ourselves to His will and purpose, nothing is impossible.

Tomorrow, our students get to sleep in and take a trip to the mall for lunch. Then in the afternoon we leave for Chitre, a city 4 hours south of Panama City. We will be there for nine days ministering throughout the city. Please pray that the students are refreshed during their rest day tomorrow, and that God would prepare us for our journey and the ministry He has in store for us in Chitre. Thank you to everyone who’s praying for us. The students are all healthy and excited to continue ministering to the people of Panama.

Your CC’s,

Marc & Rebecca

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Hola from Panama!

Today started off with great anticipation as we headed towards the “Rakatakas” here in Panama City. The Rakatakas is a similar Panamanian word for ghetto. The poverty is evidenced by the trash-filled streets and forgotten buildings. Amidst the despair however, the half-dressed children could not have had bigger smiles when we arrived to see them. We were able to perform the drama at three different locations throughout the Rakatakas. Everywhere we went crowds of children gathered to watch. Parents leaned out of balconies and behind barred doors gazing in curiosity at the excitement brewing. Many children prayed to receive Christ at each site. We worked alongside the pastor of a local church, who was our contact in the Rakatakas. This area used to be highly feared and known for violence and gang activity. But the darkness has been receding as Awestar and other local missions continually bring the light of Christ into this forgotten place. We saw many come to Christ today and got to connect them with the local church. The Lord is doing a great work here in Panama and it is an honor to partner with Him in ministry.

The rain continues to accompany us during our time here in Panama City. So after a long and good day of ministry, we were able to come back to the White House and enjoy extended time inside together. After a filling meal of chicken sandwiches and fries prepared by the gracious Tia Mirana, we had a time of worship followed by discussing the importance of how we view and treat each other as men and women according to the way that God has designed us. The men learned that it is their job to speak value and worth into women, and women learned how to respect men by finding out about what their passionate about (Awe Star calls this their “Grunt Language”). The better we are able to understand how God created us, male and female, the more unified we will become.

Thank you for your prayers as we did ministry today. Though we ventured to an area that many have neglected, we walked forward with the confidence that the Lord who called us there would guide us through. We trusted in the One who is bigger than any circumstance we face. And He guided us through it all.

Your CC’s,

Marc & Rebecca