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Ministry in Loma Cova

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Hello everyone! What an awesome day of ministry it has been. The team loaded up on the bus at about 9 a.m. to head to a suburb right outside Panama City called Loma Cova. We promoted two students to act as Team Directors for the day; they had the opportunity to get first-hand experience in what it is like to lead a group of missionaries in a foreign country. We arrived at a school in Loma Cova and headed in to present the drama to the students. We were overjoyed to see all of the wonderful, smiling faces which were there to greet us as we entered the gates. We performed the drama for two groups in the morning and were able to spend a lot of time hanging out and laughing with the children. After the second drama, we enjoyed our delicious lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chips, and cookies. We then received word that the parents were arriving to pick up their children and were interested in seeing the drama themselves. We did not even have to think twice: we grabbed everything and headed outside the gates to present the Gospel to the parents of the children who had just seen and heard it. We then headed back in to perform one more drama for the afternoon students. We saw many begin relationships with Christ and were beyond joyful to gain so many new brothers and sisters in Christ.

Once we completed our time of ministry at the school, the team said their goodbyes and reloaded the bus. We then headed to the church of the pastor who worked with us today. We presented the Gospel there, and, glory to God, we gained a few more new brothers and sisters in Christ! It was a wonderful day of ministry, and the students would have happily presented the Gospel another five times if it meant sharing the love of Christ. We will be finishing up the day with a wonderful meal prepared by our lovely cooks and a teaching on sharing the Gospel. We have so enjoyed serving with the Smoke Rise team and will be sad to see them leave on Saturday; however, we are excited to see them take everything they have seen and learned here back home to Alabama.

Thank you again to everyone who has been keeping up with our trip and for your continued prayers. Thank you to those who gave up your family members and friends for a week to do Jesus’ ministry here in Panama.

In Christ,


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