I just returned from the country of Panama where Pastor Mike Mizell and I had the opportunity to view the current construction needs of the LATIN AMERICA RESOURCE AND TRAINING CENTER (LARTC). During our visit we were hosted by three missionary families, the Boyd’s, the Morales, and the Bell’s. Each one of them did an outstanding job of hosting and transporting us about, while explaining the history, culture, and vision of the Panamanian church.
Each missionary shared with us their story and vision for Panama. It was easy to pick up on the common goal they all carried in their hearts to reach Panama by depositing everything they have.
One stop was the Panama Canal. We observed massive cargo ships from all over the world making their passage. Each one contained valuable payloads that would profit other places. Unlike the passing ships, the missionaries have made lifelong investments, trusting it will render a harvest that will go beyond them reaching generations for Christ.
The Panama church is growing and using education to reach their country for Christ. We visited a number of LACC education facilities. You couldn’t help but be moved by the sacrificial dedication of the directors and teachers towards their students.