Entries by brad

October 11, 2018

Family This was a trip of “leaders to leaders”, but we more aptly described it as a “family reunion”. Thanks for following the journey and praying for our team and this short time in Panama. We praise God that our goals for this trip were exceeded in many ways. We wanted to celebrate together what […]

October 10, 2018

Juan Diaz Center This is the Juan Diaz Center that has been a central hub of MB mission work in Panama for decades. It’s been in disrepair for years, but now they have a big vision for this center and it’s future role for their people. It is strategically located within minutes of downtown and […]

October 9, 2018

Canadian Thanksgiving Had a great Canadian Thanksgiving meal together with the Tony and Sarah, Allan and Colleen, Einer and Girlesa and their kids!

October 8, Evening

Holy Ground No pictures from this evening. We met with the missionary team and a few of the Wounaan leaders discussing what it means to be family across cultures. Equal parties in the room, discerning and collaborating together with a significant time of prayer. Felt like holy ground. You can’t take pictures of holy ground…

October 8, 2018

Old Panama Heading to Old Panama   View of Downtown from Old Panama   Lunch in Old Panama     Old Panama   Special Police Unit in Old Pamana – Joshua 1:9     Find Einer Old Panama  

October 7, 2018

Celebration Sunday Today was a church service, celebration and lunch at the Juan Diaz center in Panama City. It was so fun watching Ryan in his element as a Panamanian son – he is greatly loved here and doing a great job of translating. But what is he doing in the picture?! (You can ask […]

October 6, 2018

Cocobolo Wood The beautiful cocobolo wood from the jungles of Panama, has a deep meaning, significance, beauty and economic value for the Wounaan people. In some ways, you could says it’s a symbol of conflict, since it represents the illegal logging on their lands because of this valuable wood, leading to ongoing land disputes with […]

October 6, 2018

Today is a full days of sharing our stories of faith, challenges in ministry and to encourage one another. Our FGCC team shared this morning and did such a great job of sharing from their hearts, both the highs and lows of life and ministry – but God’s faithfulness throughout. Many laughs and many tears […]

October 5, 2018

We are Welcomed We all had a good flight with a short night in Toronto.  We were welcomed at the airport by Einer and Girlesa and others from the Wounaan leadership. Settled into our place – a missions based called Casa Paraiso just outside of Panama city. We are so close to the canal, that […]