All of Panamá's missionary families were represented, along with our Superintendent, Lowell David and his wife Odilia. Pictured in front of the RCA Dome are Julio Valdés, Heriberto Camarena and Eric Cedeño, who was invited to minister in typical Panamanian style (complete with accordion) on the world prayer day.
Opening night service began for us with the foreign delegations parade, most in colorful, traditional costume. In the staging area there were 1500 participants--900 of them were other missionaries. I got to see some of our friends we hadn't seen in years!
The parade itself took more than an hour for us just to walk into the Dome to a standing ovation. Many people said that's what heaven's going to be like--different tribes, tongues and peoples all gathering together to worship Jesus!
If you missed it, check out the Celebration Chronical reports, images and audio at: " http://2000.agcongress.org/ " (without quotes).