We will be involved in an 8-day trip to the northwest coast of the country of Panama, June 1-9. We will be partnering with a mission organization called David’s Well (one of the missions our Church supports) to reach out to several of the thousands of native indian villages scattered throughout the jungles and coastal river Islands.
A large portion of the western portion of the country is filled with thousands upon thousands of native Indians. They are scattered throughout thousands of villages in the jungle mountains to the Northern coast and coastal river islands of Panama. They are very primitive. They do not have clean water, live in diseased filled palm huts and do not have clinics to meet the health needs of the people. Most tribes do not have any belief system but follow witch doctors. The life expectancy is very short. A village of 125 people will only have about 25 adults above the age of 18. No one knows exactly how many villages there truly are or how many Indians inhabit this untouched area but it is in the tens of thousands.
David’s Well is a unique mission that is reaching these people for Christ by meeting their physical needs, gaining their trust, turning them from the witch doctors and then sharing the message of Jesus with them. They travel from village to village building disease free homes, building wells and aqua ducts for clean water, teaching them how to grow crops, building clinics, schools and churches. It is a very fertile land for the message of Jesus.
Our Objective this year is to build both a windmill water treatment system and also potentially a second project depending on the size of the group. Final projects will not be decided until we have a firm group identified.
The cost of doing both of these projects will run between $1500-$1700. A $100 non-refundable deposit will be due at time of application.
2019 Panama Mission Trip Application - COMPLETE APPLICATION AND RETURN TO THE CHURCH OFFICE WITH YOUR $100 DEPOSIT NO LATER THAN JANUARY 6, 2019.