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Last Day of Drama Ministry

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Good Evening,

Today was bittersweet as we began our last day of ministry here in Panama. As the students awoke, the realization of our time here coming to an end hit as we reminisced all the adventures we have shared and the ways we have seen God move here in the country of Panama. As usual, we had a delicious Panamanian breakfast of sausage and Panamanian tortillas. Afterward, we headed out to our first ministry site at a major metro entrance in San Miguelito.

When we arrived, the students gathered in their ministry groups to pray for the hearts of the people and for God’s guidance in what He wanted us to do as we started off our last day. We set the stage in the middle of a busy sidewalk where hundreds of people walked about heading towards the metro entrance and bus stop. Between bus departures, various crowds formed around the students as they performed the drama. The students performed with extra enthusiasm, making sure to give all that they had, and we as leadership could not have been more proud to see that.

After the drama had ended, the students went out to speak to the people gathered. Several already professed to know Christ, but some were still not sure about what it meant to be a Christian. The students were able to explain to them further the beauty of a relationship with Christ and the life-changing experience that He brings as well as pray with them.

We then headed to a huge park called Parque Omar located closer to downtown. Though Awe Star been able to perform the drama there in the past, for some reason, we were not granted permission to do so. A saying Awe Star uses many times on our trips is, “Our disappointment is God’s divine appointment.” That was surely the case at Parque Omar. Instead of performing the drama as we had originally had planned, we were able to start conversations and evangelize with those who were strolling about in the park. The students were able to talk to and pray with many, seeing some come to Christ!

Our next stop was at a tourist location in Panama that is called Casco Antiquo. There, old Caribbean-style buildings line the narrow cobblestone streets. Locals and tourists alike walk around in enjoyment of this scenic area. With the ocean to our backs, the students performed the next drama. Not long after the announcement of the drama, people filled the benches of the plaza and look on with curiosity and amazement. Several afterwards came to know Christ including a police officer who had been listening at his post. During our time in Panama, we have also met people from other parts of the world. Today, at the plaza in Casco Antiquo, we met a man named David who was visiting Panama from Switzerland. He is a fellow believer, and we had the privilege to be prayed over by him in German. Panama has had an astounding growth in Christianity over the recent years. One of the translators described several of the ministries here in Panama and the number of missionaries that have been sent out from Panama to the farthest parts of the world, and it is incredible what God is doing in this country. It has been an honor to be able to work alongside the translators and pastors here during this last month.

Tonight, the men of the team prepared a special evening for the women. With the help from our lovely cook, Tia Mirna, the men made Chicken Alfredo and Pasta. As the women came downstairs for dinner, they were greeted by the men dressed in their best outfits in a sweetly decorated dining room. The women were beyond surprised and overwhelmed by the kindness and thoughtfulness shown by the men of the team. The night ended with a time of laughter and fellowship, a good way to mark the ending of our time together.

Thank you again for all your prayers and support during our time here. The students have been able to see God work in and through them in mighty ways here in Panama. Lives were touched and changed forever.

Your CC’s

Rebecca & Marc

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