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We are home! 

We have survived a long day of travel and have made it safely back to Dallas. Thank you to all the friends and family for your love, support, and prayers! We are grateful to the Lord for an incredible week in Panama, many memories made, and more evidence of the Lord’s goodness revealed. Praise be to God for His glorious grace and mercy! 

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USA bound!

¡Hola! We are in Miami!  Wow this week has flown by. I can’t believe yesterday was the last day with the Panama team but it was such a fun day full of sites!  Yesterday we started the day with an adventure up a mountain but it was well worth it of course. We had a beautiful view of Panama and could see the beach we would go to later that day.  Next we went to a zoo!! We got to see a lot of cool animals that I have never seen before. The zoo was different from American zoos but […]

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Goodbye campers!

Hola !!  I’m still in awe of the way the Lord broke down barriers this week. Despite cultural differences and all the hilarious mis translations of language, we have built relationships in Panama that will truly have an impact on our hearts forever.  The last day of camp was very bittersweet!! The day started out with breakfast and bible study but as it lingered towards the end of camp, the sadness set in. Tears began to flood every campers’ and counselors’ face as we said our goodbyes.  One of the sweetest moments that I (Morgan) will cherish forever is when […]

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More fútbol and more laughing!

Hola mi familia y amigos! I’m amazed we only have one day left with our campers. Wow. How the time has flown by!!  Before I start let me say, it means so much to know we have the other half of our team at home supporting, praying and cheering us on. So, thank you.  The day is coming to a close as I write this. I am blown away by the beautiful friendships the Lord has laced together here in Panama. He is so faithful to bring understanding and teamwork in the midst of what could be because of the […]

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“Bless up”

¡Hola todos! Another day of camp in the books! Our schedule was basically the same as yesterday, but flexibility is always a necessity in Panama! I (Jonathan) got the stomach flu yesterday so I was out the whole day, but thanks to an air conditioned room, 18 hours of sleep, lots of water, and most importantly numerous prayers, I was back on my feet today! It felt great to be back in the action and interacting with these awesome kids and wonderful Panamanian staff. I’m constantly amazed at how God works past language barriers, as well as how understanding and […]

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Second day of camp!

Our second day of camp is off to a great start. The campers have been enjoying Bible study, fun games and dances, and lots of soccer! They seem to never get tired, but are running on endless amounts of energy.  It’s been incredible to watch our counselors love their campers so well. They are eager to serve and love these kids despite not being able to communicate many words. The kids love our attempts at speaking their language, but if only they would talk slower. Haha! We’re all learning a little bit more Spanish each day and we’re all hoping […]

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First day of camp!

¡Hola! Me llamo Greyson!  So today was the first actual day of camp. This morning we received our cabin assignments and were paired with a Panamanian co-counselor that will be our partner for the week. The kids arrived around 8am and range in age from around 5-12 years old.  Once the campers arrived we got everyone settled and spent the morning with a bible study lead by our co-counselors entirely in Spanish and the rest of the time getting to know the campers. Many of our co-counselors speak little to no English making it hard to communicate sometimes; however, it […]

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First Day in Panama

Our first full day in Panama was a blast! We spent the morning reviewing orientation with the Panamanian staff and preparing for the week of camp. This afternoon we practiced one of the lessons learned, “shared emotion builds trust.” Naturally, we went on a small hike and jumped in the river afterwards followed by a game of fútbol. Talk about a shared experience! We are enjoying getting to know the team here, and we can’t wait to meet the campers tomorrow! 

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Welcome to Panama! 

After a long day of travel, we were grateful for a warm welcome last night and a good night’s sleep! This morning we are well rested and well fed and adjusting quickly to the warmer temperatures and beautiful landscapes.  Upon our arrival last night, we were greeted by the team here. They taught us about their culture and presented us with small gifts and souvenirs handmade in Panama. They are taking great care of us and we are so grateful for each of or new friends! We will spend today doing an orientation with the team from Panama in order […]

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Made it Safe!

We arrived safely in Panama yesterday afternoon. We have little internet so I’m sorry for the delay. We will post more later! 

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