The Journal of the Cawthon family's calling as missionaries with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Cawthons have ministered in San Jose, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama. They are presently ministering in Bogota, Colombia.
Things are going very well here in Panama. We are seeing the work of the Lord through the Church Planting Institute. I ask that you pray for some key conferences that are coming up. April 20-21 is a study on the book of Acts. We are expecting 400 people to attend. We are also doing 4 workshops in different areas in Panama. We believe that this is the training ground for our trainers and seeing more people trained in church planting. We are in week 8 of a 20 week course with 22 church planters. March 24 we start a new class for the Kuna Church Planters. We are expecting 50 people for the course. Later in May, we will have another conference planned focusing on Storying - telling the Bible through stories. This technique can be especially helpful when working with illiterate people who can't read or write. I ask you to keep these events, classes, and conferences in your prayers. God is working! It's exciting to be a part of it!
This weekend we are celebrating Christian's 14th birthday! Yesterday and today she has celebrated with friends, and tomorrow we will celebrate as a family on her birthday (March 18th). We pray that this will be a great year for Christian and that God will work powerfully in her life!