It’s been two years of ups and down, highs and lows, all the time believing in the promise of God that called us here.
To revisit our purposes and the promise of our calling, here is a summary.
The Calling and the Promise
“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed. . . . just as it had been said to him “so shall your offspring be.” . . . . He did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. (Romans 4:18-21).
I’m not Abraham, but the Lord reminded me that he gave us a calling and promise when we were called here.
We came to Panama with a calling
to Ignite the Church in the Americas in the power of the Holy Spirit to passionately fulfill God’s call to reach the nations.
This plays out in three parts
1. Evangelism training.
We give workshops in personal evangelism and church growth for individual churches, individuals, and also regional groupings of churches.
Workshops vary in length from 2 hours to a full weekend. This training is taking us all over Panama, and into other countries.
The Lord has also opened to the door for training missionaries for cross cultural missions, whether in the home country with immigrants, or abroad.
2. Serving Mission Teams.
Over the past two years, we served a team from Seacoast in Charleston SC and then one from Richmond VA this year.
We are praying for more open doors to partner with local mission organizations that bring teams to do outreach in our city.
We firmly believe that street evangelism is not to be disconnected from a local church and we serve a local church to help in this area.
3. Teaching Children’s Ministry leaders.
The whole family is involved in children’s ministry leadership training as the Lord opens the doors.
We continue to pray for more open doors in this area that Brenda may be able to give more presentations and grow her webiste.
As part of the promise given to us,
Panama was to be the hub from which we operate.
Panama is the airline transportation hub for Latin America, and as such, we live close to the airport.
Our ministry is international in scope, continuing to give evangelism training in the US and in Latin America.
Time in Venezuela, Nicaragua, the US, and next month Guatemala. Costa Rica remains in discussion, as does Colombia.
Amazed at God’s care
Through it all, we’ve had to rely on God’s provision from God’s people.
There have been times we have faced the end of our bank accounts in under 45 days.
Yet there appear surprises in the mail that continue to sustain us.
Planning for the future
We are grateful for the support that has been given to us over the year.
We need to grow it to a sustainable and somewhat predictable level to free us up to ramp up more ministry.
Our budget for this coming year is about $3500 a month. $5000 a month would enable us to save for the future.
We are not quite there and ask you to join us in praying for more supporting churches and individuals.
We ask you to pray for more paid evangelism teaching engagements in the US with churches and regional governing bodies.
How can you respond?
Print it out and stick it with your devotional materials as a prayer reminder of what God might be calling you to do with us.
Whether you choose to donate or simply pray for us, still print this out.
You can print and distribute to mission committees and prayer groups.
- By Credit card: Automatic recurring contributions or make a special offering by visiting our support page. I’ve put up a video screen cast to show you how.
- By Check: Mark your gift for the Mission to Americas. Make check payable to PRMI and mail to PRMI, P.O.Box 429, Black Mountain NC 28711
We need people to join our monthly team as well as one time gifts.
We long to see the church in the Americas equipped to do the work of evangelism. We invite you to join with us as you are called and empowered by the Lord to do so.