|Date||Activity||Location, Lodging, Etc.|
|Fri 15 Aug||Arrival; Orientation Meeting||Riande Airport hotel
*driver stay at Joneses*
|Sat 16 Aug||Travel Panamá City to Duíma (8 hours)
*park at Pastora Leandra, San Felix*
|Duíma tents & sleeping bags|
|Sun 17 Aug||Church devotional service; medical clinic; evangelistic services||Duíma tents & sleeping bags|
|Mon 18 Aug||Building Parsonage; evangelistic services||Duíma tents & sleeping bags|
|Tue 19 Aug||Building Parsonage; evangelistic services||Duíma tents & sleeping bags|
|Wed 20 Aug||Building Parsonage; evangelistic services||Duíma tents & sleeping bags|
|Thu 21 Aug||Travel Duíma to Concepción (2 hours);
Kids service & concurrent leaders seminar
|Concepción Hotel Chaguira|
|Fri 22 Aug||Visit and have lunch in either:
1. Volcán mountain village;
2. Las Lajas beach;
|Concepción Hotel Chaguira (wash day)|
|Sat 23 Aug||Travel Concepción to Panamá City (8 hours)||Country Inn & Suites|
|Sun 24 Aug||Church services in San Miguelito:
9.30am Pastora Regina de Guizado
11-11.30am Pastor Elías Chumo
Dinner: Rodiccio's pizza/pasta banquet
|Country Inn & Suites|
|Mon 25 Aug||Tourist Day:
9.30am - Canal, theater
11.30am - Ruins of Old Panamá
1pm - Causeway, Bucaneros lunch
3pm - typical tourist shopping
7pm - Chloe's Sugar Party Dessert
|Country Inn & Suites|
|Tue 26 Aug||Departure|
Isaí laying classroom floor
panoramic view of new and old buildings in Duíma
Mary doing lice treatment
Marie & Larry handing out toothbrush/paste with HealthCare booklet
Kirk with audio-video equipment
Elvin praying for the sick in Duíma
Group music ministry in Bugaba
Miracle of the Second Hut - Part 2
We visited some of the nearby homes in Duíma. Halfway through our tour I realized we were in front of the same two houses from our first visit in 5/95 and reported in 4/96 newsletter under "The Miracle of the Second Hut." Feel free to visit Newsletter section to review.
The family in the first hut didn't want to speak because their 6-month old baby died the day before. The family in the second hut all prayed to accept Jesus. Now here's the continuation of that story.
You're looking at Samuel, Vielkita, Betsaida, Miguel & Darío in front of
theirs, the second hut. All attend our school, church services and receive
At the first hut, Pastor César told us the mother had lost a couple more babies after the one that had just died when first we visited. He also told us that this family, and others, practiced a form of animistic religious tradition. They had received some books with strange hieroglyphic-type inscriptions. They believed they would be able to understand them by magic some day. After each death, Pastor César held a Christian funeral service for the child's family. As they became interested in the gospel, they wanted to get rid of their religious books. They burned them along with the chapel-shrine that had been used for their animistic traditions.
Since that event, the first hut family has had two new babies born, and live! That's the power of the Gospel Message of Jesus! César and his son César Abdías are standing in front of the empty lot that was the chapel-shrine.
(also reported in e-Mailer for 9/03)
At the Causeway, Bay of Panamá City in the background
Chloe's $100 prize for one year sugar fast!
Alfredo & Edilma Villarreal family (daughter Natalia), Concepción de Bugaba, Chiriquí province
Regina de Guisado, district of San Miguelito
Elías Chumo, district of San Miguelito
Date report prepared: 8/31/03
Power Point presentation of 15 Duíma children needing a sponsor, plus more of the team in action.
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