Friday, July 29, 2011

Update from Panama

Greetings from Panama!  We have had a great almost two months since we last posted.  We went to Guatemala for a mission meeting and had a great time worshipping and spending time with other missionaries.  After that we had a little time to spend with family in the States.  It was great to reconnect with many family members and friends during this time.  We have also had several teams from the States that were here connecting with Panamanian church planters in prayer walking, mapping, community surveys, and community events including backyard Bible clubs and block parties.  It's great to have these U.S. partner churches who are willing to give their time to come to Panama and serve.

Cavin has completed the Church Planting class he was teaching at the Panama Baptist Seminary and the class continues with the Church Planting Institute of Panama with 3 more classes being planned to start very soon.  At least 30 more students will be involved in these new classes.  Through the Church Planting Institute we have seen 15 new churches started, and as a result we are seeing lives changed as people come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.

We are also excited about a brand new group that has just been started.  This group is made up primarily of young professionals who want to see a strong worship movement in Panama!   Just in the two weeks that we have met, we are seeing growth in this group.  It will be exciting to see what God does!