Using sports, drama, children programs, service work and students talents to share the gospel
Panama (Panama City and surrounding indigenous communities)
March 2-9, 2019 (PBAU’s Spring Break)
Panama is the mission trip of a lifetime. If you desire to use your gifts and abilities to serve and advance the kingdom of God and grow deeper in your walk with the Lord, this trip is for you. Every year looks a little different but our main goal is to follow the Holy Spirit as He leads as we love on people, share the hope of the Gospel and bring the light of Christ into the darkness (as we walk in the works that the Lord has prepared for us beforehand to walk in.) Some of the people groups and places where God has led us to work with are the indigenous tribal groups of the Embera, Guna Yala, Wounaan and the Nobe-bugle. We have been developing relationships with these communities over the years by spending time with them, in their homes, on their islands and in the jungle. We have had the opportunity to rebuild huts, cut palm trees for their roofs, play with and love on their children, sing worship songs, fish together for food, learn about their culture and so much more. Another people group whom the Lord has led us to serve and focus on as well are the refugees and Panamanians who live in the city downtown. Working alongside our local church plant, we do community outreaches in the park downtown, organize sports clinics and tournaments and seek to serve and encourage our local body of believers, many of whom are Venezuelans who have fled their country and sought refuge in Panama.
Also, one of the main goals and prayers for the students who come is to learn and develop a greater understanding and love for other customs and cultures, as this can transform one’s outlook on life, as well as help better understand what God is doing around the world, pray for God’s kingdom to grow throughout the nations and seek how God is calling them to impact the world for His glory.
The missionaries that you will be working alongside, are both PBAU grads. John and Aimee Gordon who have 4 children Leia(11), Clara(8), Micah(6) and Makayla(2). They have been serving in panama for over 5 years and have been full-time missionaries for more than 8 years.
Highlights of this trip will be:
1. Visiting an indigenous tribal village and possibly sleeping with them in their homes.
2. Seeing one of the 7 Modern-Man Made Wonders of the World, The Panama Canal
3. Experiencing the Old town spanish and french quarters in downtown panama.
4. getting into the word and learning about what God has for us in our lives.
5. Using your gifts and abilities (singing, playing with kids, playing sports, teaching, playing instruments and etc.) for the kingdom of God.
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