PANAMA – Equipping Leaders, Training Teachers, Providing Resources!

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.

The construction of the LARTC is urgently needed. During our visit to the LARTC site, the staff was busy moving into the newly completed administration building. At the new site, structural steel has been erected for the second building. The ground floor needs to be habitable by June.

TEAMS ARE NEEDED! If you are interested in giving or going to help complete the construction of the LARTC, please contact me at | 417.207.5753



Matthew 13:45 “Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” The Lord is giving us a great opportunity to change the future of a generation. Please join me as Builders International invest in Panama.


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