Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Long Overdue Update!

First, I want to apologize for not updating the blog in quite a while.  We are all doing well here in Panama City, Panama.  We had a nice Christmas and 2011 is off to a good start.  We were blessed to start out the year with a visit from my parents and niece.  The kids enjoyed a nice break from school over  Christmas and New Year.  They are now back in school for the second half of the school year.

We continue to be involved in many areas of ministry and are excited to see what God is doing in, through us, and all around us!  He is opening many doors for us and this gives us great joy and excitement.  The first course of the Church Planting Institute is nearing completion, and God has opened the door for three more courses to be taught.  Through the Church Planting Institute of Panama, God is preparing young men and women to start churches.  It is evident that God is working in their lives through their dedication and excitement.  Each of the students has identified and have begun working in specific areas of the city to start churches.  Please keep the students and the Institute in your prayers as this city is changed for God's glory.

We are also gearing up to host quite a few mission teams from the States who will work with us, as well as the students in the Institute, to assist with our Church Planting goals.  These teams will assist through one on one evangelism, mapping specific areas of the city, prayer walking, hosting community events, starting small group Bible studies and much more.  We are thankful for these individuals and churches who are willing to come to Panama to work for the purpose of seeing lives changed.