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Jesus Loves the Little Children

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“Where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them” (Matt. 18:20).

As we pack up our bus this morning for our trip to the jungle, we are incredibly blessed by the events that took place yesterday.

We started off yesterday morning with a bus ride to the school of San Miguelito where one of the members of Bethel Church is a teacher  and invited us to perform. We had the incredible opportunity to present the drama to three groups of children. Each audience consisted of around 40-50 kids, all intensely watching as the story of Jesus Christ was told before their eyes. Our team was encouraged by the little giggles, gasps and cheers of our first- and second-grade amigos. We had the opportunity to share the gospel even further with the children at the conclusion of the drama by gathering smaller groups around and telling the story more in-depth and in a way young children could understand. The students were thrilled to experience how the gospel can still be communicated without spoken words, but instead with hand signs and pictures. The language barrier was no match for the truth of God! We were able to minister to over 150 children, with close to 75 of them receiving Christ into their lives for the first time.

Pastor Benjamin, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, then accompanied us to our second drama site of the day. We arrived in the midst of a busy outdoor mall, with fruit and vegetable stands lining the streets and people in and out of stores. As we began the drama, our audience of a few turned into an audience of many. This site was a great encouragement to us as our students encountered many Christians who praised us for being willing witnesses to the people of Panama. One group of students had a local fruit vendor pray over them and encouraged them to continue with sharing the gospel around the world.

We finished off the day with worship led by our students and a discussion of love languages. Worshipping together and spending time in fellowship learning more about each other was time well spent as we prepare for our trip to the jungle.

Please pray for our team’s safety as we travel today from Panama City to Wagandi and as we minister to the Kuna people. (We most likely will not have internet connection there, so we will give you an update on Thursday.)

Your Panama 14-Day Leadership,

Mike and Sarah, Country Coordinators

Zach and Mya, Team Directors

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  • Gilbert says:

    Hi from Britain again! – brilliant to hear of so many children coming to Jesus – God is using y’all for His glory!

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