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Greetings from Panamá for the last time, at least for another year or so!
Past ministry report:
At this year’s Oriental Zone ordination service I had the privilege of anointing with oil and praying for Pastora Adela de Giroldi, with whom we have ministered together since her time as a student in the AG Bible Institute. I invite you to review the “Get to Know Panamá’s History” article on her from our July 2004 newsletter, God definitely has had his hand on her life and ministry.
We visited Heart’s Cry Children’s Ministry special needs orphanage in Colón and got to love on the little ones. Holding babies is how Yvonne got started ministering to kids from difficult places, which then led her to start Amigo Mentor Panamá connecting Christians with kids who need a friend. Her friend, and mentor in orphan care, Misty Hedspeth, with husband Matt, are the directors.
Transition “ministry” report, AKA moving… ugh!
I’ve probably shared my theology of moving before—it’s a result of the curse of sin. First thing Adam & Eve had to do after eating the forbidden fruit? MOVE out of the garden! But this time around I realized that it’s still worse for us these days. They had much less baggage. Maybe there’s a sermon illustration in there… later, I’m too tired from packing boxes.
Another important part of this transition process is saying “see you later,” not “goodbye,” to various dear friends:
Our Panamá AG missionary colleagues, with whom we have served as field moderator.
Our kidsmin MININFAD leaders, with Director Fanny de Qunizada, who is our replacement during this year. Please pray for her and all the dedicated kidsmin leaders in Panamá.
Our AG General Council National leadership, with whom we have served as Missionary Vocal Rep., graciously prayed for us at final minister’s meeting, led by Pres. Johnny Saucedo and Supervisor Rogelio Quintero.
Supervisor Carlos Rosales is one of the many enthusiastic pastors & leaders whom we look forward to working with again!
Upcoming ministry: ITINERATION
This Saturday 5/4/19 we fly to Springfield, MO to see Chloe & Gracie, buy a car, then drive to Centennial, CO for services on Mother’s Day; then continue driving to temp missionary lodging in San Diego (thank you so much LT!); and then first two weeks of services are in Fallbrook, Torrance, Temecula, Lomita, and Ventura.
We look forward to sharing past testimonies and future dreams for Panamanian kids becoming agents of change for their generation! We still have some open dates for Sundays, many midweek and always room for a coffee appointment! Please let us know. The VoIP telephone # remains active, but we’ll get new US cell phone numbers next week.
Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (ESV)Kirk & Yvonne
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