> newsletters e-Mailer for 8/2018


Dear Friends,


Greetings in Jesus from Panamá, first-time World Cup participants! Happy to be there, even when losing… Meme: “Brazil fans when losing 7-1; Panamá fans when losing 6-1”


Here’s an update on some things the Lord has allowed us to be a part of recently. You can also see past issues on "Newsletter" page at This issue includes updates on our life, ministry, praise, and prayer. And we have a big prayer request at the end of this issue.


We visited Jehová Justicia Nuestra Church (Jehovah Our Righteousness) pastored by Revda. Elvia de Avila, Kirk’s former Bible School student. Now her adult daughter Angela is kidsmin leader at church and a faithful participant in our monthly seminars.


At a recent kids ministry leaders seminar you can see how much this group enjoyed getting crafty making Noah’s ark with colorful popsicle sticks.



Pastor Roy Rhodes and team from Abundant Life Community Church, Alton, IL continue to invest in the work among the Ngobe Indian children of the Panamá highlands. The trip in June focused on installing water pumps and bathroom facilities at the ChildHope School in Soloy.

And as always they spent time loving on the precious kids.


With deep sadness we report the passing of our Panamá Assemblies of God National Treasurer Rev. Marcos Jaramillo. He served 30+ years with
integrity, a jovial sense of humor, and an admirable love for his wife and family. Please join us in praying for Coralia, his children, grandchildren and congregation at Ministerio Familiar Cristiano Redención (Redemption Christian Family Ministry).


We will return to the US for itineration ministry beginning May 2019. It will be great to see as many of you as we can to catch up on life, family, ministry and the goodness of the Lord. Feel free to e-mail ( or call (+1 417-595-4697) to schedule a visit.


Thanks for your ongoing prayers for Yvonne’s heart. After the scan this month revealed the aneurysm has increased to the threshhold requiring surgery, consulting with the surgeon we decided to do it now. So this next Wednesday August 22 in Houston Medical Center Yvonne will have open heart surgery to replace the dilated portion of the aorta with a dacron graft. The doctor says she can return to Panamá in a couple weeks. We trust the Lord has guided us so far and have peace this is His will and timing. Thank you for your continued prayers for her and our family.


In several church worship services this chorus has ministered deeply to my heart. May it resonate with yours as well.

…Your promise still stands, Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness

I'm still in Your hands, This is my confidence, You've never failed me yet

I know the night won't last, Your Word will come to pass

My heart will sing Your praise again

Jesus, You're still enough, Keep me within Your love

My heart will sing Your praise again…

Do It Again, Elevation Worship


Yours for Them,


Kirk & Yvonne

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