Mission Trips


Let’s Go!!

Posted Jan 2, 2017

Hey there friends and family!

Thank you so much for partnering with us through your thoughts and prayers as our Ranch team travels to Panama.

Guess what?!? It’s finally here! The day our team is all together! 

Wow! WHAT an amazing crew 🙂

What a joy it is to have all of our team under one roof learning about how God is going to change lives through Commission Camping. Let’s meet our amazing team:

Barrett Sims (trip leader) is the Ranch Camp Director. He will be our fearless leader as we head to share the Gospel in Panama.

Caroline Reyes (trip leader) is the Ranch Women’s Director and will be helping co-lead our trip!

Payton Weinzapfel (School: ETBU; Major: Theatre)

Taylor Priddy (School: Texas State University; Major: Exercise Sports)

Sara Lair (School: Graduate of Kansas State University; Major: Elementary Education)

Haylee Keenum (School: Oklahoma State University; Major: Entrepreneurship)

Ashley Rainwater (School: Texas A&M University; Major: Biomedical Science)

McKaela Lee (School: Oklahoma Baptist University; Major: Cross Cultural Communication)

Connor Ughetta (School: Texas A&M University; Major: Mechanical Engineering)

Jared Dietz (School: Denver Seminary; Major: Masters in Divinity)

Justin Simmons (Currently working as an Intern for Pine Cove’s IWS program!)

Ty Herring (School: Oklahoma State University; Major: Finance)

Carter Barke (School: Baylor University; Major: Finance)

Justin Doerr (School: Baylor University; Major: Sports Sponsorship and Sales)

Austin Ledbetter (School: Auburn University; Major: Finance)

We’re spending the night here at Coppell Bible Church and then we’ll head out bright and early to DFW! Here’s our flight itinerary:

To Panama:

Tuesday January 3rd

American Airlines Flight No. 2345

DFW (departs at 7:25am) to MIA (arrives at 11:06am)

— Flight transfer in Miami! —

American Airlines Flight No. 4704

MIA (departs at 12:40pm) to PTY (arrives at 3:55pm)

From Panama:

Wednesday January 11th

American Airlines Flight No. 0960

PTY (departs at 8:02am) to MIA (arrives at 11:10am)

— Flight transfer in Miami! —

American Airlines Flight No. 0019

MIA (departs at 2:00pm) to DFW (arrives at 4:17pm)

Check back soon for more updates! We’ll be posting at checkpoints along the way on our flight and, of course, you’ll get to follow along with all the fun once we’re in Panama! Let’s go!! 

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  1. “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:27‬ ‭

    No se trata de ti, Ranch fam! You’ve been given the power, the financial ability, the flexible schedule and the fit bods to serve our Panamanian brothers and sisters WELL this week. Do not withhold! And now…a poem:

    Oh what a joy it is
    To be with them washing dishes
    When pruny hands mean
    Time spent hearing their wishes!

    How stinking cool is it
    That you may jump all silly
    And at some point they’ll discover
    What that energy is, really!?

    Play hard & embrace
    scrapes, burns and blisters!
    Those kiddos are becoming
    Your brothers and sisters!