First of all, thank you to those who gave a little extra at
year-end and first of this year. It helped our work account return
to the black!
Thanks also to the many pastors and churches who have scheduled us
for an itineration service this year. We have many open dates and
would love to visit you as well. Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (+1 417-595-4697) or
use the Itineration
Next week we welcome good friends of Panamá, Pastor Roy Rhodes and
team from Abundant Life Community Church for their annual visit to
minister with the Ngobe Indian Family Conference, plus provide a
much-needed dental clinic. Please pray for effective ministry in
all aspects of the week-long conference for the thousands who will
In a couple weeks Panamá
hosts a nationwide 4-14 Window training, graciously
sponsored by Dr. Nam Soo Kim and team from Flushing, NY. It’s
beautiful how God placed Panamá on Dr. Kim’s heart to train the
national church to prepare the children and youth to become agents
of transformation for their generation. It lines up perfectly with
Panamá’s Assembly of God President Rev. Johny Saucedo’s vision of
passing the generational baton to the next generation of leaders.
From our perspective, we are thrilled to wholeheartedly support
our National leadership investing in the cause of “children
Panamá is still covered with JMJ signs everywhere; it’s the
Spanish acronym for World Youth Day and the Pope’s visit last
week. In promoting the 4-14 Window training event at the
minister’s meeting this week, our President Rev. Johny Saucedo
said that our AG “Pope” was coming too. He was referring to our
beloved President of the World AG Fellowship, Dr. George O. Wood,
who will be the keynote speaker. Hope you can smile with me at his
A couple weeks ago we had the privilege
of addressing the youth at Templo
La Felicidad (Happiness Church) with a special family we are
mentoring. We learned that youth pastor Luis (pictured on the
left) attended his first kids camp with us way back in the 90s.
Last week I had the pleasure of sharing the message “God loves and
uses children on His team” for the closing VBS service at Templo Jehová Es Mi Heredad
(Jehovah Is My Inheritance Church) in Tocumen with Pastor
Fernando Chavarria. Of the 150 kids, this particular little guy
was one of the children who recited perfectly the theme and hand
motions in review.
yesterday at our monthly kidsmin leaders seminar this energetic
group of 40+ teachers and volunteers actively engaged in the
workshop exercises following Kirk’s teaching on classroom
discipline. One issue raised by the teachers was cell phone
distractions. So we tried to counteract that and make good use of
the device instead!
One of the verses we discussed yesterday motivating our kids to
good behavior is a great reminder to us all:
Be kind to one another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave
Kirk & Yvonne
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