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Day 6 and we miss them already!!

Posted Jan 9, 2017

¡Hola! So sorry for the late post! Our team has had a blast tonight. Time just got away from us! 

The big news of today is: our campers left today 🙁 

But we had the greatest three days of camp ever! We are so grateful for everything God did and taught us through these campers and counselors in Panama. 

We had a normal first half of our day but after lunch our campers went outside to take an all camp photo. Little did they know – their Panamanian counselors had a surprise waiting for them! They took what they call a “splash photo.” Basically, they throw water on the campers and yell “surprise!” – which makes for a pretty hilarious photo!

After that, we said goodbye to our Panamanian friends and exchanged lots of cards, gifts, and Instagram handles. Below are a few of our final photos with our campers!

After we said our goodbyes and buses full of campers left, we had some fun with just staff! The Panamanian staff (mainly our friend Carmen and our translator Oliver) gave us a dance lesson! It was awesome! We returned the favor by teaching them a little Texas two-stepping. 

After our dance lessons, we ate some dinner and enjoyed some much needed rest and fun. We took showers, played UNO, took naps, and played a little around the world soccer!

Tomorrow – it’s tourism day!! And WE ARE SO EXCITED.

Get ready for some really fun pictures tomorrow because we’ll be out and about experiencing the best of Panama!

Until then – ¡Buenos Noches!


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  1. Que Xopá!? Gosh this looks so fun. Great great crew. Hope y’all enjoy your day of celebration for all the Lord has done these past few days. Give my ol buddy’s olvier a holla for me. – Treeps

  2. Y’ALL. I wrote an ENTIRE post on the Crier Creek blog…. And I don’t know any of them. so they will be confused. Lol anyways. I obviously cannot read. Anywayyyyysssss… hahaha
    I LOVE seeing these pictures of so many happy and familiar faces! Allen is still the biggest 5 year old I have ever seen and the toughest. He literally cracks me up. And I am pretty sure that little soft smile is the 3rd time I have ever seen him smile. What a hoot.
    I love hearing all of the incredible things that God has been doing within this last week in the hearts of PC staff and the Panamanian people! What an incredible experience y’all got to take part in and watch Gods hand actively at work within the camp in each heart there. Enjoy these last hours/day that you have. You will treasure these memories and experiences for ever. I know that the 2 years I went will forever impact my life. And I know it will for each of you as well. My challenge to each of you is to leave from Panama a changed person. A changed person for the Kingdom of God, bearing bountiful fruits (just like the ones on the hill by the “slab”). Continue to pursue people back at school/work with the same effort you used with a language barrier. God is good. God is faithful. And God is capable of all things. I pray for safe travels back to the U.S.
    Love you guys!!
    -Squirrel on Fire (Elley Arrington)

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