Spending time on the international mission field opens the spiritual eyes of those who have been following Jesus. There is just something about getting out of your comfort zone, going to an unfamiliar place, and engaging with a culture different from ours.
Francis Chan once commented, “I don’t go on the foreign mission field because I am so godly, but I go because I am not so godly, and I need God to rescue me from complacency, apathy and spiritual gluttony.”
This too is our prayer for our students: that they would walk away from their time in Panama with eyes wide open to see that God can do the same things in their community as He has done in Panama.
The beauty of what they have experienced also is that the church is alive and well in Panama and throughout the world, and God invites them to a grand adventure.
Today, we experienced this adventure as we continued our ministry in the San Blas Islands. One of our ministry teams led 11 kids to Christ after performing the drama.
Another one of our young ladies led her first person ever to Christ. As she shared this story while we were in our hammocks preparing for bed, the excitement in her voice was uncontainable.
Thank you for continuing to pray for our team! Would you pray for us that we would finish strong on our last day here in the islands and that many would come to know Christ?
—Team Panama Leadership